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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cross Cannonby St. John|
|Poor Law union||Cockermouth|
|Ward||Allerdale below Derwent|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Crosscanonby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Cannonby, Cross (St. John))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Villages, Hamlets, &cBirkby
The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.