Kirkbampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Little Bampton, Oughterby, and Studholme.

Alternative names: Bampton Kirk, Kirk-Bampton

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669

Nonconformists include:

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BAMPTON-KIRK, a township and a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland. The township lies 4½ miles NNW of Dalston r. station, and 6½ W of Carlisle; and has a post office, of the name of Kirk-Bampton, under Carlisle. Acres, 1,260. Real property, £1,506. Pop., 205. Houses, 37. The parish contains also the townships of Little Bampton and Oughterby. Acres, 3,502. Real property, £2,817. Pop., 497. Houses, 99. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £100. Patrons, the Earl of Lonsdale and Sir W. Brisco. The church is bad.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BAMPTON, KIRK (St. Peter), a parish, in Cumberland ward, E. division of Cumberland, 6½ miles (W.) from Carlisle; comprising the townships of KirkBampton, Little Bampton, and Oughterby; and containing 536 inhabitants, of whom 193 are in the township of Kirk-Bampton. This parish is of oblong form, much greater in extent from east to west than from north to south. In the east is the village of KirkBampton, a little to the south-west of which lies Oughterby, and in the west is Little Bampton township. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 17. 10.; net income, £100; patrons, alternately, the Earl of Lonsdale and Sir Wastell Brisco, Bart. There are two chalybeate springs, one of them discovered in 1826, near Fingland Rigg; the other, called Toddel Well, has been long known.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census returns for Kirk-Bampton, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Bampton-Kirk, 1669-1873

Parish registers for Bampton-Kirk, 1695-1976

Computer printout of Kirkbampton, Cumb., Eng


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Wigton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Carlisle
  • Poor Law Union: Wigton
  • Hundred: Cumberland Ward
  • Province: York

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