Thornthwaite is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1717 from Crosthwaite Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Thornthwaite cum Braithwaite

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1775
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1776

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THORNTHWAITE, a township and a chapelry in Crossthwaite parish, Cumberland. The township lies 1½ mile NNW of Braithwaite r. station, and 3 NW by W of Keswick. Real property, £1,124; of which £20 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 275; in 1861, 153. Houses, 35. The chapelry was constituted in 1841. Post town, Keswick, under Windermere. Pop., 530. Houses, 109. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £140. Patrons, the Vicar of Crossthwaite and the Incumbent of St. John, Keswick. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

THORNTHWAITE, a chapelry, in the parish of Crosthwaite, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Keswick; containing 187 inhabitants. This village commands romantic views of Bassenthwaite lake and Skiddaw. The manufacture of woollen-cloth is carried on. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £59; patron, the Vicar of Crosthwaite. The chapel has been enlarged.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


England, Cumberland, Thornthwaite – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Parish of Thornthwaite-cum-Braithwaite [and] Newlands church monumental inscriptions

Parish of Thornthwaite-cum-Braithwaite, Thornthwaite church, memorial inscriptions

England, Cumberland, Thornthwaite – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Thornthwaite, 1776-1871
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Thornthwaite (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Thornthwaite – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout : Thornthwaite, Cumberland, England (1776-1871), births or christenings A thru Z

Computer printout of Thornthwaite, Cumb., Eng


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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 above Derwent Ward
  • Province: York

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