Cumrew, a village and a parish in Cumberland. The village stands at the west foot of Cumrew Fell, 4— miles from How Mill railway station, and 6 N by E of Kirkoswald. Post town, Carlisle. Acreage, 2772; population, 103. The Earl of Carlisle is lord of the manor. Cumrew House is the seat of the Gill family. Dunwalloght Castle, now a confused ruin, was a seat of the Dacres. Cumrew Fell, a mountain ridge, extending north and south, is crowned by a vast cairn called Cardunneth. Another cairn is near the church, and two others elsewhere have yielded a rough stone coffin and a pottery urn. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £155 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is a small neat building with a tower and two bells.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cumrew from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cumrew)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Cumrew 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)
The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.