Over Denton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland. Over Denton is the ecclesiastical name for the civil parish of Upper Denton.

Alternative names: Over Denton, Upper Denton

Upper Denton is the name of the civil parish. Over Denton is the name of the ecclesiastical parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1813
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DENTON (Upper), a parish in Brampton district, Cumberland; on the Roman wall, the river Irthing, and the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, at the boundary with Northumberland, near Rosehall r. station, and 6 miles NE by E of Brampton. Post town, Gilsland, under Carlisle. Acres, 860. Real property, £1, 478. Pop., 100. Houses, 22. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with Gilsland, in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £123. Patron, G. G. Mounsey, Esq. The church is small, very old, and probably includes some Saxon work; and the churchyard contains the grave of Meg Tasdale, the “Meg Merrilies” of Sir Walter Scott.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DENTON, UPPER, a parish, in the union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 6 miles (E.N.E.) from Brampton; containing 127 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1100 acres, about one-third of which is arable, and the rest pasture land. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £47; patron and impropriator, the Earl of Carlisle.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Cumberland, Over Denton – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Over Denton, 1814-1882
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Over Denton (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Over Denton, 1813-1963
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Over Denton (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Over Denton – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Over Denton, Cumb., Eng

England, Cumberland, Upper Denton – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Parish church of Old/Over/Upper Denton, Cumbria : transcription of memorials
Author: Robinson, John

England, Cumberland, Upper Denton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Upper Denton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Brampton
  • Probate Court: Pre-1777 – Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1776 – Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Carlisle
  • Poor Law Union: Brampton
  • Hundred: Eskdale Ward
  • Province: York

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