Kirkbride is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Alternative names: Kirkbridge

Parish church: St. Bridget

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KIRKBRIDE, a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland; at the influx of the Wampool river to Morecambe bay, and on the Carlisle and Silloth railway, 5½ miles NNW of Wigton. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Wigton. Acres, 1, 654; of which 50 are water. Real property, £1, 929. Pop., 311. Houses, 66. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £230. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

KIRK-BRIDE (St. Bridget), a parish, in the union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Wigton; containing 372 inhabitants. This parish, which is bounded on the north and east by the river Wampole, comprises 1605a. 3r. 37p. Its soil is partly a strong clay alternated with fine deep loam, well adapted for grain, and affording rich pasture; and partly of a heathy nature, with a considerable portion of moss. The surface is uniformly level, with the exception of an eminence towards the north, on which are situated the church and rectory-house, commanding diversified and extensive views. The village is on the south bank of the Wampole, in which the sand-banks are so often shifted by the violent meeting of the tides and freshes, that no bridge hitherto erected has been able to withstand their united force. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £5; net income, £230; patron, the Rev. J. Halifax: the tithes were commuted for land in 1810. The church was built before the Conquest. The Society of Friends have a meeting-house.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census returns for Kirkbride, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Kirkbride, 1663-1891

Computer printout of Kirkbride, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Kirkbride Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1763-1869

Parish register printouts of Kirkbride, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1663-1761

Parish register printouts of Kirkbride, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1762-1875


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

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