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Grinsdale, Cumberland

Historical Description

Grinsdale, a village, a township, and a parish in Cumberland. The village stands on the river Eden, 1 mile from Kirk-Andrews-upon-Eden station on the North British railway, and 2¾ miles NW of Carlisle. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Carlisle. Acreage of township, 838; population, 103. The manor formerly belonged to the family of De Grinsdale. The traces of the Roman wall here are now very slight. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £131. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale, who is lord of the manor. The church was rebuilt in 1739, and is a small plain building.

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 parishGrinsdale St. Kentigern 
Poor Law unionCarlisle 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Grinsdale from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA5
Post TownCarlisle