Askham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Westmorland.

Other places in the parish include: Helton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1566
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASKHAM, a township and a parish in West Ward district, Westmoreland. The township lies pleasantly on the Lowther river, opposite Lowther Castle, 2½ miles SW of Clifton r. station, and 5 S of Penrith; and it has a post-office under Penrith. Real property, £1,822. Pop., 323. Houses, 67. The parish includes also the township of Helton. Acres, 4,327. Real property, £3,469. Pop., 503. Houses, 105. Askham manor belongs to the Earl of Lonsdale; and there is another manor. Askham Hall, on Askham manor, is a gloomy edifice of 1574, with embattled roof. Limestone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £180. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is good; and there are charities £21.

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

Historical Data



Social Structure


Boundary map

Census reports

Key findings

Relationships and changes

Parish Records

Askham Parish Registers 1566-1812

FamilySearch Catalog

Census returns for Askham, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Askham, 1661-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Askham (Westmoreland)

Parish registers for Askham, 1566-1941 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Askham (Westmoreland)

The registers of the parish of Askham in the county of Westmoreland from 1566-1812 Author: Noble, Mary E.

Parish register printout of Askham, Westmoreland, England

Westmorland Archives & Family History Groups

Cumbria Archives


Cumbria County History Trust | a collaborative community project

Cumbria Industrial History Society | Industrial History of Cumbria

The Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society – CATMHS

GENUKI: Westmorland, Westmorland

Local History Societies

Alston Moor Historical Society

Asby History Group on the Asby Parish

Appleby-in-Westmorland Society

Appleby Archaeology Group

Bampton and District Local History Society

Cumbria Local History Federation (CLHF)

The History of Eamont Bridge

History Group on the Long Marton

Orton and Tebay Local History Society

Ravenstonedale Parish History Group

Shap Local History Society

Upper Eden History Society


Westmorland Poll 1826

Principal Inhabitants of Cumberland and Westmorland 1829 PDF

Westmorland, England – Wills Abstracts

Cumbrian Manorial Records – Homepage

Gravestone Photos

Westmorland Church Notes

Legends and Historical Notes

Place-Names of Westmorland

Pedigrees of Westmorland


Westmorland RootsChat.Com

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977



England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Westmorland
  • Civil Registration District: West Ward
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Westmorland
  • Poor Law Union: West Ward
  • Hundred: West Ward
  • Province: York

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