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Beckermet St John, Cumberland

Historical Description

Beckermet, St John, a parish in Cumberland, on the coast and on the Whitehaven, Cleator, and Egremont railway, extending from Beckermet township north-westward to Ehen-side—the river Ehen dividing Lowside Quarter, St Bees, from St John's. Post town, Beckermet under Carnforth. Acreage, 2946; population, 682. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £ 68 with residence. The present church is modern. Old stones found on rebuilding in 1879 gave proof of a very ancient structure on the site.

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

Church Records

The registers date from the year 1733.


Church of England

St. John (parish church)

The church of St. John, beautifully situated on a hill, and rebuilt in 1810, was again rebuilt in 1878, at a cost of £2,400, chiefly raised by subscription, and is now an edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret with spire containing one bell: there are 250 sittings.

Land and Property

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

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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