Ulpha is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1747 from chapelry in Millom Ancient Parish.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1703
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Church Coniston
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ULPHA, a chapelry in Millom parish, Cumberland; on the river Duddon, 5 miles N of Broughton r. station. Post town, Ulverston. Real property, £2,135. Pop., 360. Houses, 68. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lonsdale. The reach of valley along the Duddon here is called the Vale of Ulpha, and possesses much beauty. Blue slate is quarried, and copper ore is mined. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £185. Patron, the Vicar of Millom. The "kirk of Ulpha," says Wordsworth, "to the pilgrim's eye is welcome as a star." There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. A sheep and cattle fair is held on the last Friday of Aug.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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