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Scaleby, Cumberland

Historical Description

Scaleby, a village and a parish, divided into East and West Scaleby, in Cumberland, 3½ miles ENE of Barker station on the North British railway, and 6 NE by N of Carlisle, with a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Carlisle. Acreage, 3646; population, 388. There is a parish council consisting of eight members with a chairman. The manor was given by Henry I. to Richard Tilliol, passed to the Musgraves, the Gilpins, and others, and belongs to the Standish family. Scaleby Castle was built by E. Tilliol, was garrisoned for Charles I. by the Musgraves, was taken by the Parliamentarians in 1645 and 1648, was the birthplace of Gilpin, author of "Forest Scenery," has been partly rebuilt, and is now in the occupation of the Fawcett family. Scaleby Hall is another chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is an ancient edifice, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and embattled western tower, and was thoroughly restored in 1861. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishScaleby All Saints 
Poor Law unionLongtown 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Scaleby from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA6
Post TownCarlisle