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Gilcrux, Cumberland

Historical Description

Gilcrux, a parish in Cumberland, on the river Ellen, adjacent to the Carlisle and Maryport railway, about 1 mile from Bull Gill station, and 5½ miles NNW of Cockermouth. It has a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Aspatria. Acreage, 2018; population, 572. Coal, limestone, and freestone abound. There are numerous springs of excellent water, and a remarkable spring -of salt water. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross yearly value, £125 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is ancient. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishGilcrux St. Mary 
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

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Land and Property

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


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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton