Ousby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Alternative names: Ousbyshire, Ulfsby
Other places in the parish include: Fell Side, Row, and Bradley.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1663
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Alston with Garrigill
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
OUSBY, or Ulfsby, a village and a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland. The village stands on an affluent of the river Eden, 2 miles W of the Maiden way, 2½ NW of the boundary with Westmoreland, 4½ W of the summit of Crossfell, 5 N by E of Temple-Sowerby r. station, and 8½ E N E of Penrith; is said to have taken its name from Ulff, a Dane who anciently held the property around it; is now commonly called Ousbyshire; and is a small and straggling place. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bradley, Fell-Side, and the Row; and its post town is Melmerby, under Penrith. Acres, 6,000. Real property, £2,623. Pop., 294. Houses, 58. The property is divided among a few. Much of the surface is mountainous and waste; and much of the cultivated land suffers injury to its crops from very high winds, rushing down from the gorges of the mountains. Limestone and sandstone abound; and small seams of coal and veins of lead occur. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £353. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is ancient; was repaired in 1859: has a bell-turret; and contains a piscina, three sedilia, and a wooden effigies of a knight. There are a national school with £50 a year from endowment, and charities £3. Robinson, the antiquary, and Bishop Heming were rectors.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Penrith
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Allerdale
Poor Law Union: Penrith
Hundred: Leath Ward