Wythop is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1738 from Lorton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Wythop Mill.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1792

Nonconformists include:

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WYTHOP, a chapelry, comprising W. township and W.-Mill extra-parochial tract, in Cockermouth district, Cumberland; on Bassenthwaite-water, at Bassenthwaite r. station, 5 miles ESE of Cockermouth. Post town, Cockermouth. Rated property, £622. Pop., 99. Houses, 18. The property is much subdivided. W. township is in Lorton parish. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £51. Patrons, the L and owners. The church was rebuilt in 1867. Hudson, the Editor of “Josephus,” was a native.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

WYTHOP, a chapelry, in the parish of Lorton, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 5 miles (E. by S.) from Cockermouth ; containing 125 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £51; patrons, the Proprietors. The chapel is situated on an eminence above the western bank of Bassenthwaite lake. The ancient Hall has been converted into a farm-house. The Rev. John Hudson, a learned divine and critic, was born here in 1662.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records


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

England, Cumberland, Wythop – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Wythop, 1813-1914
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Wythop (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Wythop, 1792-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Wythop (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Wythop – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Wythop, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Wythop, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1877
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Wythop – Schools ( 1 )
The Durham admission register, 1876-1962
Author: Embleton Wythop School (Cumberland)


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

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