Plumbland is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Parish church: St. Cuthbert

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1677
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PLUMBLAND, a village and a parish in Cockermonth district, Cumberland. The village stands 1¾mile S by W of Aspatria r. station, and 6 N by E of Cockermouth; and has a post-office under Carlisle. The parish comprises 2,970 acres. Real property, £4,412. Pop., 726. Houses, 143. The property is subdivided. Limestone and coal are found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £371. Patron, H. Curwen, Esq. The church is old: and there is a free grammar school, endowed with £87 a year.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

PLUMBLAND (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 6½ miles (N. by E.) from Cockermouth; containing 729 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 2440 acres, of which about 1000 are meadow and pasture, 1400 arable, and 40 woodland. Coal and limestone abound, and much of the latter is burned into lime; freestone of an inferior quality is also obtained. The Ellen, a fine trout stream, bounds the parish on the north and west. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £20. 14. 9½.; net income, £371; patron, Henry Curwen, Esq. The church is a plain building, lately repaired and improved. There is an excellent parsonage-house, with about 72 acres of glebe. A free school was founded at Parsonby in 1759, by Captain John Sibson, who endowed it with lands now producing an annual income of £87; the school-house was erected in 1800.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch

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

England, Cumberland, Plumbland – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Plumbland, 1664-1874
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Plumbland (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Plumbland, 1677-1874
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Plumbland (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Plumbland – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Allerdale burial index
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Computer printout of Plumbland, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Plumbland, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1788-1874
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Plumbland, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1788-1861
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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

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