Waberthwaite is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Alternative names: Wabbertwaite, Waterthwaite

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1656
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

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Waberthwaite Post Office and Staff

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WABERTHWAITE, a parish in Bootle district, Cumberland; 1½ mile S by E of Ravenglass r. station. It has a post-office under Whitehaven. Acres, 1,901. Real property, £1,162. Pop., 198. Houses, 42. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £131. Patron, Lord Muncaster. The church is good. Charities, £5.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WABERTHWAITE (St. John), a parish, in the union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 1½ mile (E. S. E.) from Ravenglass; containing 146 inhabitants. This parish forms an inclined plane from the mountains to the river Esk on the north-west. It comprises 2001 acres, of which about 1000 are common or waste; the soil of the cultivated lands is generally a strong clay, well adapted for wheat, but there are some small portions of lighter quality. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £3. 11. 8.; income, £131; patron, Lord Muncaster. The glebe consists of 12 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Waberthwaite, Cumb., St. John [monumental inscriptions]

Census returns for Waberthwaite, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Waberthwaite, 1676-1906

Computer printout of Waberthwaite, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Waberthwaite, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1875

Parish register printouts of Waberthwaite, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1813-1841


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Bootle
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Copeland
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Copeland
  • Poor Law Union: Bootle
  • Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward
  • Province: York

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