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Warcop, Westmorland

Historical Description

Warcop, a village and a parish in Westmorland, on the river Eden, 3 miles WNW of Brough, and 5 SE of Appleby. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penrith, and a railway station on a section of the N.E.R. The parish comprises the small villages of Bleatarn, Burton, and Sandford. Acreage, 11,494; population, 652. The manor belonged anciently to the Warcops, and passed to the Braithwaites, the Stephensons, and the Prestons. Warcop Hall, a fine mansion picturesquely situated, is the seat of the Preston family. A castle of the Warcops stood at Castle Hill, and was used as a quarry for building Kirkby Stephen church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £216 with residence. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, rebuilt in 1855, nave, S aisle, transepts, and bell-turret, and contains several stained glass memorial windows. There are also Wesleyan and Wesleyan Association chapels, a small cemetery formed in 1882, and a reading-room and library erected in 1877. There is a chapel of ease at Bleatarn.

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 parishWarcop St. Columba 
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.