Wetheral with Warwick, Cumberland Family History Guide

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:

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

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Wetheral with Warwick

  • Stanwix
  • Scaleby
  • Carlisle St Cuthbert
  • Cumwhitton
  • Holme Eden
  • Irthington
  • Crosby on Eden
  • Armathwaite
  • Hesket in the Forest
  • Ainstable

Historical Descriptions

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].


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.


  • 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