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Temple Sowerby, Westmorland

Historical Description

Temple Sowerby, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, with a station on the N.E.R., in Kirkby Thore parish, Westmorland, 6½ miles NW of Appleby. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penrith. Acreage, 1241; population, 372. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor was given by the Viponts to the Knights Templars, and passed to the Dalstons. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £219 with residence. Patron, Lord Hothfield. The church was rebuilt in 1877, and consists of chancel, nave, aisle, and western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and fairs are held on the last Thursdays in January, February, March, and October, and the second Thursday in May.

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 Temple Sowerby from the following:

Land and Property

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