Rockcliffe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Castle Town Quarter, Castletown Quarter, Church Town Quarter.

Alternative names: Rockcliff

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Parish registers begin: 1679

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Rockcliffe

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROCKCLIFF, a village and a parish in Carlisle district, Cumberland. The village stands on the river Eden, 1¼ mile W of the Caledonian railway, and 4½ N W by N of Carlisle; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Carlisle.

The parish is divided into the townships of Church-town-Quarter and Castletown-Quarter; extends to the river Esk and the Solway frith; and comprises 5,438 acres of land, and 1,134 of water. Real property, £5,643. Pop., 949. Houses, 200. The property is subdivided.

The manor belonged anciently to the Ratcliffes; passed to the Dacres and the Strongs; and belongs now to the Earl of Lonsdale. R. Hall and Castletown House are chief residences. Remains exist of an old castle of the Dacres. A mineral spring, near the Eden, throws up a scum which tinges paper with a beautiful gold colour.

The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £100. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church was rebuilt in 1848, and has a tower and spire.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ROCKCLIFF, a parish, in the union of Carlisle, ward and E. division of Cumberland; containing 824 inhabitants, of whom 353 are in the township of ChurchTown, 4¾ miles (N. W.) from Carlisle.

The parish comprises 4017 acres, of which 1384 are common or waste land. It is bounded on the north by the river Esk, on the north-west by the Solway Frith, and on the southwest by the river Eden, which is navigable to the village of Rockcliff, situated to the east of Port Carlisle.

The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle.

Within reach of the tide is a remarkable spring, with a scum floating on its surface, which turns paper to a complete golden hue.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Castle Town Quarter

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ROCKCLIFF, CASTLE, a township, in the parish of Rockcliff, union of Carlisle, ward and E. division of Cumberland, 5 miles (N. W.) from Carlisle; containing 471 inhabitants. The river Eden is here crossed by an iron bridge of three arches, on the road to Gretna-Green, three miles distant. Some remains are still visible of a small castle built by the lords Dacre, which was garrisoned by Leonard Dacre, when in rebellion against Elizabeth, in 1570, and was taken by Lord Hunsdon for the queen.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Church Town Quarter

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Church-Town-Quarter, a township in Rockliffe parish, Cumberland; on the river Eden and the Caledonian railway, 4 ¼ miles NNW of Carlisle. Acres, 1,347. Pop., 447. Houses, 94.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Cumberland, Rockcliff – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Graham monument inscription project for the churchyards of Kirklinton, Kirkandrews on Esk, Rockcliffe, Stapleton, Scaleby and Arthuret in Cumberland County, England
Author: Rasmussen, Delia Graham

Memorial inscriptions Blackford, Rockcliffe and Scalesby
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

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

England, Cumberland, Rockcliff – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Rockcliff, 1668-1886
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rockcliff (Cumberland)

Church records, 1848-1881
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rockcliff (Cumberland)

Parish registers and bishop’s transcripts for Rockcliff, 1667-1830
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rockcliff (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Rockcliff, 1679-1978
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rockcliff (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1667-1812, from the bishop’s transcript for the parish of Rockcliff, Cumberland]
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rockcliff (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Rockcliff – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Rockcliffe, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Rockcliff, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1780-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Rockcliff – Names, Personal ( 1 )
Graham monument inscription project for the churchyards of Kirklinton, Kirkandrews on Esk, Rockcliffe, Stapleton, Scaleby and Arthuret in Cumberland County, England
Author: Rasmussen, Delia Graham

Administration

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

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