Thursby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Other places in the parish include: Crofton and Parton and Micklethwaite
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1649
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Great Orton
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
THURSBY, a township and a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland. The township lies 1 mile N of Curthwaite r. station, and 4¾ ENE of Wigton; is said to have got its name from a temple of Thor; and has a post-office under Carlisle. Acres, 1,382. Real property, £3,223. Pop., 366. Houses, 84. The parish includes two other townships, and comprises 2,984 acres. Pop., 588. Houses, 127. The property is much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £160. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church was rebuilt in 1846. There are an endowed school with £18 a year, and charities £13.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Wigton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Carlisle
Poor Law Union: Wigton
Hundred: Cumberland Ward