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Croglin, Cumberland

Historical Description

Croglin, a village and a parish in Cumberland, on the Croglin river, under Cumrew Fell, 4 miles NNE of Kirk-Oswald, and 4½ E of Armathwaite station on the M.R., with a post office under Kirkoswald (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Kirkoswald. Acreage, 7112; population, 244. The manor belonged to the Hastings, the Whar-tons, and the Wyndhams. The present Lord of the manor is Lord Leconfield as representative of the last Earl of Egremont. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; value, £320 with residence. The church was entirely rebuilt in 1878. A curious stone cross, formerly in the churchyard, has disappeared. Two moulds for casting spear-heads, found a few years ago in the neighbourhood of the parish quarry, are now in the museum at Carlisle. There is a school with a small endowment, which had for pupil Dr Locke, the founder of Westminster lying-in-hospital.

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 parishCroglin St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionPenrith 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Newbiggin (Croglin)

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA4
Post TownCarlisle