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Flimby, Cumberland

Historical Description

Flimby, a village and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland, on the coast, and on the Maryport and White-haven railway, 1 mile SSW of Maryport, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Maryport. Acreage of the parish, 1650 of land and 420 of water and foreshore; population, 2415. The increase of population of late years is due to the opening of extensive coal mines and the erection of houses for the workers. The parish was constituted out of ' Camerton in the time of Henry VIII. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross yearly value, £140 with resideace. Patrons, the Landowners. The church is good.

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 parishFlimby St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Flimby from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA15
Post TownMaryport