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Kirkcambeck, Cumberland

Historical Description

Kirkcambeck, an ancient parish and a rivulet in the NE of Cumberland. The parish lay on the rivulet, 5¼ miles NNE of Brampton, was overrun and desolated by the Scots in the Border feuds, and became absorbed in the parish of Laner-cost. It has a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Brampton. The living was a rectory, and the church, at some time not recorded, was given to the prior and convent of Carlisle. The rivulet rises in Spadeadam Moss, near the boundary with Cumberland, and runs about 12 miles south-westward to the Irthing, 1¼ mile N of Brampton.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA8
Post TownBrampton