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Cumrew, Cumberland

Historical Description

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.

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 
Poor Law unionBrampton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA8
Post TownBrampton