Stanwix is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Cargo, Etterby, Linstock, Rickerby, Stainton, and Tarraby.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1662

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

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Stanwix

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STANWIX, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Carlisle district, Cumberland. The village is suburban to Carlisle; stands on the Roman wall and on the river Eden, close to the bridge communicating with Carlisle; occupies the site of the Roman station Congavata; and has a post-office under Carlisle. 

The township comprises 425 acres. Real property, £4,998. Pop., 935. Houses, 226. The parish contains 7 other townships, and comprises 6,158 acres. Pop., 2,356. Houses, 514. The property is subdivided.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of C. The church was rebuilt in 1841; and was partly destroyed by fire, but restored in 1843. The rectory of Houghton is a separate benefice. There are a reformatory school, a national school, and charities £7.

The sub-district includes two other parishes, and comprises 13,840 acres. Pop., 3,801. Houses, 812.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STANWIX (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Carlisle, partly in Cumberland ward, but chiefly in Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland; containing, with the townships of Cargo, Etterby, Houghton, Linstock, Rickerby, Stainton, and Tarraby, 2088 inhabitants, of whom 789 are in Stanwix township, ½ a mile (N.) from Carlisle.

The parish is bounded on the south by the river Eden, which is crossed by a handsome stone bridge, leading into the city of Carlisle: the village is beautifully situated. A soft freestone abounds in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £9; net income, £264; patron, the Bishop of Carlisle, who, with the Dean and Chapter, is appropriator.

The old church, lately rebuilt, was erected upon the site, and out of the ruins, of the Congavata of the Romans, of which station Severus’ Wall formed the northern rampart, and near which many altars and inscriptions have been found. A district church was erected at Houghton in 1841.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Tarraby

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

TARRABY, a township, in the parish of STANWIX, union of CARLISLE, ESKDALE ward, E. division of Cumberland, 1 ¾ mile (N. N. E.) from Carlisle; containing 135 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Cumberland, Stanwix – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Register of burials
Author: Stanwix Cemetery (Cumberland)

[Stanwix, Cumberland, cemetery, register of burials], 1889-1960

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

England, Cumberland, Stanwix – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Houghton, 1841-1877
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Houghton (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts for Stanwix, 1668-1884
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanwix (Cumberland)

Marriages at Stanwix, 1662-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanwix (Cumberland)

Parish records, 1685-1879
Author: Stanwix (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Stanwix, 1662-1919
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanwix (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Stanwix – Church records – Indexes ( 5 )
Computer printout of Houghton, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Stanwix, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Stanwix, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1669-1750
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Stanwix, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1751-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Stanwix, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1751-1851
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Stanwix – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish records, 1685-1879
Author: Stanwix (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Stanwix – Public records ( 1 )
Parish records, 1685-1879
Author: Stanwix (Cumberland)

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; Eskdale Ward
  • Province: York

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