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Cumwhitton, Cumberland

Historical Description

Cumwhitton, a township and a parish in Cumberland. The township lies near the river Eden, 3 miles from Wetheral station on the N.E.R., and 7½ ESE of Carlisle. It has a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Wetheral. Area, 5824 acres; population, 453. The Earl of Carlisle is lord of the manor. The surface contains some fine scenery. A waste tract in the south-east, called King Harry, has the Druidical circle of Grey Yauds, 52 yards in diameter. There were formerly 88 stones, but only 1 is left, the rest being removed in the cultivation of the soil. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £275 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle.

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 
Ancient CountyCumberland 
Civil parishWetheral 
Ecclesiastical parishCumwhitton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBrampton 
Poor Law unionCarlisle 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cumwhitton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cumwhitton are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

High and Low Northsceugh

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA8
Post TownBrampton