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Newbiggin, Westmorland

Historical Description

Newbiggin, a village and a parish in Westmorland, on Crowdundale Burn, under Written Crag, 2 miles NW of Temple Sowerby, with a station on the M.R., and 6¾ NW by N of Appleby. There is a post office under Carlisle; money order office, Culgaith; telegraph office, at the railway station. Acreage, 1196; population, 116. The manor was given by Gamel the Dane to the Newbiggins, and belongs now to The Crackenthorpe family. Newbiggin Hall is a castellated mansion, and was built in 1533 by one of the Crackenthorpes. The Written Crag takes its name from ancient inscriptions on it, said to have been in Latin, and now effaced. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £172 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1853-54. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishNewbiggin St. Edmund 
Poor Law unionEast ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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