Lamplugh, Cumberland Family History Guide

Lamplugh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Kelton, Murton, and Winder.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1581

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Lamplugh

  • Dean
  • Arlecdon
  • Salter and Eskett
  • Ennerdale
  • Loweswater

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LAMPLUGH, a township and a parish in Whitehaven district, Cumberland. The township lies on the SE of the Cleator and Egremont railway, on the Marron junction, near Rowrah and Wright-Green stations, 9 miles ENE of Whitehaven; and has a post-office under Cockermouth. The parish contains also the townships of Kelton, Murton, and Winder; and extends to Lowes-water. Acres, 6,354. Real property, £6,129; of which £710 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 616; in 1861, 808. Houses, 153. The Lamplugh estate belonged, in the time of Henry II., and long afterwards, to the Lamplugh family, who made a considerable figure in military achievements; and belongs now to J. L. Lamplugh-Raper, Esq. Lamplugh Hall, the seat of the Lamplughs, was recently replaced by a modern farm-house; but a gateway which led to it, inscribed with the year 1595, still stands. Iron ore is mined; limestone and freestone are quarried; and there is a mineral spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £306. Patron, J. L. Lamplugh-Raper, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a bell-turret. Charities, £12.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

MURTON, or MOORTOWN, a township in Lamplugh parish, Cumberland; 8 miles ENE of Whitehaven. Real property, £1,380; of which £350 are in mines. Pop., 156. The manor belongs to J. L. Raper, Esq. Hardware manufacture is carried on.

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


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Whitehaven
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Copeland
  • Poor Law Union: Whitehaven
  • Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward
  • Province: York