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Low Holme, Cumberland

Historical Description

Holme, Low, a township in the ancient parish of Holme Cultram, Cumberland. It lies on the Solway Firth, 2 miles from Abbey Town station on the North British railway, and includes the villages of Blitterlees, Seaville, and Skin-bumess, and the small port of Silloth. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Silloth (R.S.O.) Area, 6425 acres of land, and 3856 of tidal water and foreshore; population, 2522. The township is divided into the ecclesiastical parishes of St Paul and Christchurch, Silloth, constituted in 1850 and 1872. Population, 581 and 1941 respectively. See SILLOTH.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Low Holme are available from a number of sites: