Wetheral with Warwick is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1815 from Warwick chapelry and Wetheral Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Aglionby, Coathill, Cotehill, Cotehill with Cumwhinton, Cumwhinton, Cumwhinton and Coathill, Great Corby, Little Corby, Scotby, Warwick, and Warwick Bridge.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1674; Separate registers exist for Warwick: 1684

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Wetheral with Warwick

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WETHERAL, a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Carlisle district, and a parish partly also in Brampton district, Northumberland. The village stands on the river Eden, adjacent to the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, 4¼ miles ESE of Carlisle; enjoys charming environs; and has a post-office under Carlisle, a r. station, and a public green.

The township comprises 4,458 acres. Real property, £6,569. Pop., 666. Houses, 129.

The parish includes 5 other townships, and comprises 11,778 acres. Pop. in 1851, 3,165; in 1861, 3,377. Houses, 723. The property is subdivided. Corby Castle, originally a castellated edifice, but now modernised with a new Grecian front, is the seat of the Howards.

A Benedictine priory, a cell to St. Mary’s of York, was founded a little S of W. village in 1088, by Ranulph de Meschines; was given, at the dissolution, to the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle; and is now represented by a later English gateway, surmounted by an embattled tower.

A railway viaduct, of 5 arches, with roadway 90 feet above the surface of the water, and another bridge of 7 arches, and 480 feet in length, cross the Eden. Delightful walks lie along the river, above the village: and lead to three caves called Wetheral Safeguards, cut deeply in a precipice 40 feet above the water. A summer-house, called the Folly, stands on a high site, a little further up the river; and commands a superb view. Red free-stone and alabaster are worked.

The living is a rectory, united with Warwick, in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of. The church is chiefly later English or Tudor, with a modern tower. The vicarages of Scotby and Holme-Eden are separate benefices. There are endowed schools with £33 a year.

The sub-district excludes Little Corby township, but includes two other parishes. Acres, 16,861. Pop., 3,886. Houses, 814.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WETHERAL (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Carlisle, chiefly in Cumberland ward, but partly in Eskdale ward, E. division of the county of Cumberland; containing, with the townships of Great Corby, Coathill, Cumwhinton, Scotby, and Warwick-Bridge, 2806 inhabitants, of whom 586 are in Wetheral township, 5 miles (E. by S.) from Carlisle.

The Newcastle and Carlisle railway passes through the parish, and is here carried across the river Eden by a bridge, of five semicircular arches, each 80 feet in span; the height of the bridge, from the average summer level of the water, is 99½ feet, the breadth 25, and the whole length 564 feet. There are quarries of freestone and alabaster.

The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Warwick annexed; net income, £150; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church, situated on an elevated piece of ground adjoining the river, was built in the reign of Henry VIII., and a handsome chapel was attached to it, as a burial-place, by Henry Howard, Esq., in 1791; it contains a beautiful monument to Mrs. Howard, executed by Nollekens. At WarwickBridge is a separate incumbency.

A priory of Benedictine monks, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, St. Mary, and St. Constantine, was founded in the parish by Ranulph de Meschines, in 1088, as a cell to the abbey of St. Mary at York; at the Dissolution its revenue was estimated at £128. 5. 3. Of the conventual buildings, the gatehouse still remains; and near the site are three ancient cells, called Wetheral Safeguard, or Constantine’s Hermitage, excavated in the rock, at the height of forty feet above the Eden, which flows at the base.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Aglionby

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Aglionby, a township in the parish of Warwick, Cumberland; 2¾ miles east of Carlisle, and about 1 north of the Carlisle and Newcastle railway. Pop., in 1801, 92; in 1831, 107. Houses 20.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

AGLIONBY, a township, in the parish of Warwick, union of Carlisle, Cumberland ward, E. division of Cumberland, 3¾ miles (E.) from Carlisle; containing 137 inhabitants

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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Wetheral

England, Cumberland, Wetheral – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Wetheral churchyard : statement of the condition of each headstone, nos. 1-517

England, Cumberland, Wetheral – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Wetheral, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Wetheral – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Holme-Eden, 1845-1865
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Holme-Eden (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts for Wetheral, 1665-1890
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wetheral (Cumberland)

Church records, 1855-1921
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Scotby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Scotby, 1855-1960
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Scotby (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Wetheral – Church records – Indexes ( 6 )
Computer printout : Wetheral, Cumberland, England (1736-1880), marriages A thru Z

Computer printout of Holm Eden, St. Paul, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Scotby, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Wetheral, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Wetheral, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1665-1736
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Wetheral, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1736-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Wetheral – Public records ( 1 )
Church records, 1855-1921
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Scotby (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Wetheral – Schools ( 1 )
The Durham admission register, 1890-1943
Author: Wetheral Board School (Cumberland)

Warwick

England, Cumberland, Warwick – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Warwick, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Warwick – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Warwick, 1666-1890
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Warwick (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Warwick – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Warwick, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Warwick, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Warwick, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1813-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Directories

Kelly’s Directory of the Leather Trades 1880

SCOTBY

Boot & Shoe Maker
Lawson Thomas

Clog & Patten Maker
Currie William

Curriers
Sutton William
Walker Joseph

Leather Merchant & Tanner
Sutton William

WARWICK BRIDGE

Boot & Shoe Makers
Simpson Isaac
Veitch Robert

Clog & Patten Maker
Wright William

Administration

  • 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: Cumberland Ward; Eskdale Ward
  • Province: York

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