Temple Sowerby, Westmorland
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Kirkby Thore|
|Poor Law union||East 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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sowerby, Temple)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmorland is available to browse.