Scaleby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Other places in the parish include: West Scaleby and East Scaleby.
Alternative names: Scalby
Parish church: All Saints
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1724
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1590
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
Table of Contents
- Adjacent Parishes
- Parish History
- Parish Records
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
SCALEBY, a parish, with two townships, in Long-town district, Cumberland; 3¾ miles E N E of Harker r.station, and 6 N E by N of Carlisle. Post-town, Carlisle. Acres, 3, 100. Real property, £3, 658. Pop., 548. Houses, 109.
The manor was given, by Henry I., to Richard Tilliol; passed to the Musgraves, the Gilpins, and others; and belongs now to E. Standish, Esq. S. Castle was built by R. Tilliol; was garrisoned for Charles l. by the Musgraves; was taken by the parliamentariansin 1645 and 1648; was the birthplace of Gilpin, author of “Forest Scenery;” and has been partly rebuilt. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £107. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
SCALEBY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Longtown, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland; containing 584 inhabitants, of whom 230 are in East Scaleby, 6½ miles, and 354 in West Scaleby, 5½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Carlisle.
Richard Tilliol, called Richard the Rider, received a grant of this territory from Henry I., and built a castle here with materials brought from the Picts’ wall. In the early part of the civil war, Scaleby Castle was garrisoned for Charles I.; in 1645 it surrendered to the parliamentarians; in 1648 it again fell into the hands of the royalists, but it was soon after recaptured, and kept for the parliament. It is an interesting monument of antiquity; the more ancient part is in ruins, but a portion has been rebuilt and is inhabited.
The parish comprises 3100 acres, of which 136 are common or waste land. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7. 12. 1.; net income, £107; patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church was repaired in 1827. The Rev. William Gilpin, author of the Lives of the Reformers, Forest Scenery, &c., was born in the castle in 1724.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
- County: Cumberland
- Civil Registration District: Longtown
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Carlisle
- Rural Deanery: Carlisle
- Poor Law Union: Longtown
- Hundred: Eskdale Ward
- Province: York