Wythop, Cumberland Family History Guide

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:

Parishes adjacent to Wythop

  • Thornthwaite
  • Embleton
  • Bassenthwaite
  • Lorton
  • Setmurthy

Historical Descriptions

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.


  • 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