St John’s in the Vale is a chapelry of Crosthwaite Ancient Parish in Cumberland.

Alternative names:

  • St John
  • St John Castlerigg and Wythburn
  • St John’s Castlerigg and Wythburn

Parish church: St John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1776
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1776

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Church Of St John In The Vale

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

JOHN’S-IN-THE-VALE (ST.), a chapelry in St. John-Castlerigg and Wythburn township, Crossthwaite parish, Cumberland; 2¼ miles SE of Keswick r. station. Post town, Keswick, under Windermere. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £63. Patron, alternately the Earl of Lonsdale and Landowners.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

JOHN’S, ST., a chapelry, and, with Castlerigg and Wythburn, a township, in the parish of Crosthwaite, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; containing 499 inhabitants. The beautiful valley of St. John’s is the scene of the poem of The Bridal of Triermain by Scott; it is narrow, and hemmed in by high mountains. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £63; patrons, alternately, the Earl of Lonsdale, and the Landowners. The whole of Castlerigg and a small portion of St. John’s are now comprised in the district belonging to the new church of St. John, Keswick.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Bishop’s transcripts for St John’s-in-the-Vale, 1775-1889

Church records, 1732-1906 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of St. John’s-in-the-Vale (Cumberland)

Parish registers for St. John’s-in-the-Vale, 1776-1981 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of St. John’s-in-the-Vale (Cumberland)

Computer printout of St John’s in the Vale by Keswick, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of St. John’s-in-the-Vale, by Keswick, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1776-1877


  • 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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