Upperby is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1771 from Carlisle St Cuthbert Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1846
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1846

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UPPERBY, a township and a chapelry in Carlisle-St. Cuthbert parish, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Petterill, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, 1¾ mile SSE of Carlisle; and has a post-office under Carlisle. Acres, 449. Real property, £1,965. Pop., 595. Houses, 125.

The chapelry was constituted in 1860. Pop. in 1861, 1,898. Houses, 379. The lunatic asylum for Cumberland and Westmoreland is here, and was opened subsequent to the census of 1861. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church was built in 1840, and is in the early English style.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

UPPERBY, a township, in the parish of St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, union of Carlisle, Cumberland ward, E. division of Cumberland, 1¾ mile (S. E. by S.) from Carlisle; containing 471 inhabitants, chiefly employed in the manufacture of linen. The Lancaster and Carlisle railway passes close by.

A church, built by subscription, was consecrated in June 1846, for the inhabitants of this and other out-townships of the parish. The venerable incumbent of St. Cuthbert’s, the Rev. John Fawcett, author of some popular family sermons, was active in promoting its erection. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Incumbent of St. Cuthbert’s.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


England, Cumberland, Upperby – Cemeteries ( 1 )
[Upperby, Cumberland, cemetery record of burials], 1882-1942

England, Cumberland, Upperby – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts Upperby, 1846-1889
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Upperby (Cumberland)

Church records, 1846-1944
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Upperby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Upperby, 1846-1930
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Upperby (Cumberland)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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: Carlisle City; Cumberland Ward
  • Province: York

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