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Crosscanonby, Cumberland

Historical Description

Crosscanonby, a township and a parish in Cumberland. The township lies on the river Ellen and the Solway Firth, 1½ mile from Dearham Bridge station on the Maryport and Carlisle railway, and 3 miles NE of Maryport. The parish includes also the townships of Crosby and Birkby and the chapelry of Maryport, which is the post town. Acreage, 2889; population of the civil parish, 9196; of the ecclesiastical, 1257. Coal and stone are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £276 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is partly Norman, and very good. The living of Maryport is a separate benefice.

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 parishCross Cannonby St. John 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Crosscanonby from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Crosscanonby 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 districtCA15
Post TownMaryport