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Sandwith, Cumberland

Historical Description

Sandwith, a village and a township in St Bees parish, Cumberland. The village stands on the coast, 2½ miles S by W of Whitehaven, and 2½ from St Bees station on the Furness railway, and has a post office under Whitehaven; money order and telegraph office, Whitehaven. The township comprises 1365 acres of land and 60 of foreshore; population, 339. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor. St Bees Head, on which stands a lighthouse over 300 feet above the sea level, is in this township. Divine service is conducted in the schoolroom.

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 
Poor Law unionWhitehaven 
WardAllerdale above Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sandwith from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA28
Post TownWhitehaven