Plumpton Wall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1769 from a chapelry in Lazonby Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Brockleymoor, Plumpton, Salkeld Gate and Brockleymoor, Salkeld Gates and Brockleymoor

Other places in the parish include: Old Penrith.

Parish church: St. John the Evangelist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1828
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1828

Nonconformists include:

Table of Contents

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PLUMPTON-WALL, a township-chapelry in Lazonby parish, Cumberland; on Watling-street and the river Petteril, 1½ mile N of Plumpton r. station, and 6 N by W of Penrith. Post-town, Lazonby, under Penrith. Acres, 3,021. Real property, £3,541. Pop., 326. Houses, 57. Old Penrith, with the site of a Roman station, is in the vicinity. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £49. Patron, J. Dixon, Esq. There is an endowed school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

PLUMPTON-WALL, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Lazonby, union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 4 miles (N. by W.) from Penrith; containing 321 inhabitants. This township, the Voreda of the Romans, comprises 2937a. 37p., of which 2886 acres are arable, and 49 woodland.

The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £49; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale; impropriators, the Vicar of Lazonby and the poor of Witherslack. The chapel dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, and situated at Salkeld-Gate, a hamlet on the road to Carlisle, was rebuilt by subscription among the inhabitants, in 1756. A Roman altar has been found; and at Castle Steads, an inscribed stone, with a bust, has been discovered.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Use for:
England, Cumberland, Plumpton

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

England, Cumberland, Plumpton-Wall – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Plumpton-Wall, 1828-1871
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Plumpton-Wall (Cumberland)

Church records, 1751-1877
Author: Presbyterian Church (Rowcliffe Lane, Penrith)

Parish registers for Plumpton-Wall, 1828-1963
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Plumpton-Wall (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Plumpton-Wall – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Lazonby and Plumpton Wall, Cumberland, England

Lazonby & Plumpton Wall : baptisms, marriages & burials 1813-1839
Author: Bell, George; Church of England. Parish Church of Lazonby (Cumberland); Church of England. Parish Church of Plumpton (Cumberland)

Parish register printouts of Lazonby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1662-1737
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

Related Parishes