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Sebergham, Cumberland

Historical Description

Sebergham, a parish, with a village, in Cumberland, on the river Caldew, 2 miles NNE of Hesket Newmarket, and 6 from Dalston railway station. It has a post office under Dalston (R.S.O.); money order office, Dalston; telegraph office, Dalston. Acreage, 5532 of land and 25 of water; population, 520. There is a parish council of seven members. The parish also contains the hamlets of Church Town (part), Sebergham Bridge (part), Warnel and Newlands, and the village of Welton. The manor was given by King John to the hermit Wastell, by whom it was transferred to Carlisle Priory, and now belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The Earl of Lonsdale is the chief landowner. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £242 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is an old 13th century building, with a modern tower, and was restored in 1880, when the chancel was almost entirely rebuilt and a new east window erected. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a chapel of ease at Welton, erected in 1874.

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 parishSebergham Virgin Mary 
Poor Law unionWigton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sebergham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sebergham 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 districtCA5
Post TownCarlisle