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Aikton, Cumberland

Historical Description

Aikton, a village and a parish in Cumberland. The village lies E of the Wampool river, 4 miles from Curthwaite railway station, and 4 NNE of Wigton. The parish includes also the villages of Wampool, Wiggonby, Biglands, and Gamelsby. Post town, Wigton. Acreage, 6172; population, 753. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; value, £500. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is small and old.

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 CountyCumberland 
Ecclesiastical parishAikton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionWigton 

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

Church Records

The parish registers date from the year 1694.


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew, which stands about half a mile east from the village, is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and a turret containing 2 bells: there are 230 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aikton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Aikton are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Biglands and Gamblesby
Whitrigg Lees

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton