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Rosley, Cumberland

Historical Description

Rosley, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Westward parish, Cumberland. The village lies 5 miles ESE of Wigton, and 3 from Curthwaite station on the Maryport and Carlisle railway, and has a stock fair on Whit-Monday and on two alternate Mondays following. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Dalston. Lord Leconfield is lord of the manor. The ecclesiastical parish includes Woodside township, and was constituted in 1868. Population, 604. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross joint value, £300 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church was built in 1840 and decorated in 1890. A burial-ground was opened in 1889.

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 parishWestward 
Poor Law unionWigton 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rosley from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Villages, Hamlets, &c

East and West Woodside
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton