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Mungrisdale, Cumberland

Historical Description

Mungrisdale, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical district in Greystoke and Caldbeck parishes, Cumberland, on the Glenderamakin river, between Bowscale Fell and Eycott Hill, 3½ miles NW by N of Troutbeck railway station, and 5¼ S of Hesket Newmarket. Post town, Penrith; money order office, Greystoke; telegraph office, Troutbeck (R.S.) Acreage of township, 6576 of land and 17 of water; population, 173. The manor belongs to the Howard family. Part of the surface is mountain vale, and much is moor and high upland. The ecclesiastical district also comprises the townships of Murrah, Bowscale, Mosedale, Swinside, Gillsrow, and Red Sike, and was constituted in 1862. Population, 324. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Greystoke. The church is old, and has a bell gable. There is a school with an endowment of £45 per annum.

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 
Civil parishGreystock 
Poor Law unionPenrith 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Mungrisdale from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Villages, Hamlets, &c

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA11
Post TownPenrith