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Wasdale Head, Cumberland

Historical Description

Wasdale Head, part of the township of Eskdale and Wasdale, and a chapelry in St Bees parish, Cumberland, comprising the upper part of Wasdale, 8 miles from Irton Road station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. Post town, Carnforth. Population, 75. Lord Leconfield is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £125 with residence. Patron, the Incumbent of St Bees. The church is very small, and consists only of a nave with bell turret. See ESKDALE.

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 unionBootle 
WardAllerdale above Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wasdale Head from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Wasdale Head are available from a number of sites:

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA20
Post TownSeascale