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Milburn and Milburn Grange, Westmorland

Historical Description

Milburn and Milburn Grange, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Kirkby Thore parish, Westmorland, on the Maiden Way, adjacent to Cumberland, 3 miles N of Kirkby Thore railway station, and 6¼ NNW of Appleby. Post town, Newbiggin (R.S.O.), under Carlisle. Acreage, 7957; population, 229. A large portion of the surface is moor-like mountain, called Milburn Fells or Milburn Forest, extending eastward along the boundary with Cumberland to the vicinity of the meeting-point with Durham. Traces of an ancient British camp are at Green Castle, and a Roman altar has been found. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £184. Patron, Lord Hothfield. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The church is of the early part of the 14th century, and is dedicated to St Cnthbert. It was restored in 1894, and a Norman doorway on the S side has been reopened.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishKirkby Thore 
Poor Law unionEast ward 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Milburn and Milburn Grange from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmorland is available to browse.