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Dovenby, Cumberland

Historical Description

Dovenby, a township in Bridekirk parish, Cumberland, 3 miles NW of Cockermouth. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cockermouth. Acreage, 1764; population, 238. A Congregational chapel was built in 1869.

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 
Civil parishBridekirk 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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


There is a Congregational chapel here, erected in 1840, with 60 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dovenby from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA13
Post TownCockermouth