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Beckermet St Bridget, Cumberland

Historical Description

Beckermet, St Bridget, a parish in Cumberland, on the coast and on the Whitehaven, Cleator, and Egremont railway, extending from Beckermet township south-eastward to the vicinity of Calder-Bridge. Post town, Beckermet under Carnforth. Acreage, 5063; population, 655. Freestone is quarried. The church is old and lonely, and now used merely for marriages and burials, and a new church at Calder-Bridge is attended by the inhabitants.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The registers date from the year 1675.


Church of England

St. Bridget (parish church)

The church of St. Bridget, situated in a lonely spot about half a mile from the village, is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, with a western turret containing 2 bells, and affords about 100 sittings; this church is now principally used for burials, the ordinary services being held at the church of St. Bridget, Calderbridge, but divine service is occasionally held here during the summer. In the churchyard stand the shafts of two early stone crosses, with carved work and inscriptions.

Civil Registration

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Beckermet St Bridget are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA21
Post TownBeckermet