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Stainmore, Westmorland

Historical Description

Stainmore, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Brough parish, Westmorland, on the river Augill, 1 mile W of Barras station on the N.E.R., and 3 to 6 miles ESE of Brough. Post town, Kirkby Stephen; money order and telegraph office, Brough. Population of the township, 507; of the ecclesiastical parish, 376. Stainmore Forest extends into Kirkby Stephen and Bowes parishes, includes Black Hill, 1500 feet high, is traversed by Watling Street, and contains Rey Cross and a Roman camp. Lead ore was formerly worked. The ecclesiastical parish of South Stainmore includes the hamlets of Ewbank, Oxenthwaite, Strice Gill, Slip Inn, and Rampson. The living of St Stephen, South Stainmore, is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £111 with residence. Patron, Lord Hothfield. The church was rebuilt in 1842, is in the Gothic style, and consists of nave and western turret. There are also a church at North Stainmore (a chapel of ease to Brough), erected in 1873, two Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowment of £43 a year for the schools.

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 parishBrough 
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.