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Dearham, Cumberland

Historical Description

Dearham, a township and a parish in Cumberland. The township lies 2½ miles ENE of Maryport, and has two stations on the Maryporr and Carlisle railway, and a pofct and money order office under Carlisle; telegraph office, Maryport. Acreage of the township, 2149; population, 2598. The parish contains also the township of Ellenborough and Ewanrigg, in which there are collieries and extensive iron and steel works. Population, 7069. The living is a vicarage, with a chapel of ease at Netherton, in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £102 with residence. The church has a carved Saxon font, a sculptured cross in the churchyard, and a famous Runic stone. There are Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist chapels, a temperance hall, and a working men's newsroom. Glasson Docks are in this parish.

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 unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below 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 Dearham from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Ellenborough and Ewanrigg

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA15
Post TownMaryport