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Ribton, Cumberland

Historical Description

Ribton, a village and a township in Bridekirk parish, Cumberland, on the river Derwent, 5 miles W of Cockermouth, and half a mile from Manon Junction station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cockermouth. Acreage, 616; population, 23. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor. Ribton Hall, an ancient building, is now a farmhouse.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCumberland 
Civil parishBridekirk 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ribton from the following:


Land and Property

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