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Kirkbride, Cumberland

Historical Description

Kirkbride, a village and a parish in Cumberland, at the mouth of the Wampool river, 5½ miles NNW of Wigton. There are two stations, one on the Carlisle and Silloth railway, the other (Whitrigg) on the Caledonian railway, and a post office under Silloth (R.S.O.); money order office, Abbey Town; telegraph office, Dmmbnrgh railway station. Acreage, 1667; population, 370. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is an ancient building in the Norman style. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishKirk-Bride St. Bridget 
Poor Law unionWigton 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kirkbride from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton