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Plumbland, Cumberland

Historical Description

Plumbland, a village and a parish in Cumberland. The village stands 2 miles S by W of Aspatria station on the Maryport and Carlisle railway, and 6 N by E of Cockermouth. Post town, Arkleby; money order and telegraph office, Aspatria. The parish comprises 2568 acres; population, 670. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Limestone and coal are found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £250 with residence. The church was entirely rebuilt in 1870, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. There is a free grammar school, endowed with £75 a year, also a Congregational chapel.

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 parishPlumbland St. Cuthbert 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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 Plumbland from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton