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Dean, Cumberland

Historical Description

Dean, a township and a parish in Cumberland. The township lies on the river Marron, three-quarters of a mile from Ullock station on the Whitehaven, Cleator, and Egremont Joint railway, and 5 miles SW of Cockermouth. The parish contains also the villages of Dean, Dean-Scales, Branthwaite, Pardshaw, and Pardshaw Hall. Post town, Cockermouth. Acreage, 6528; population, 765. Coal and building-stone occur. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £312 with residence. The church is old. There are several charities.

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 parishDean St. Oswald 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale above 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 Dean from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Dean 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 districtCA14
Post TownWorkington