Stanwix, a village, a township, and a parish in Cumberland. It is a populous suburb of Carlisle, stands on the Roman Wall and on the river Eden, close to the bridge communicating with Carlisle, occupies the site of the Roman station Congavata, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Carlisle. The civil parish comprises the townships of Linstock, Etterby, Stainton, Rickerby, Tarraby, and Houghton. Acreage, 6493 of land and 184 of water and tidal water; population of township, 3181; of ecclesiastical parish, 2357. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor. There are large nursery gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £299 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church was rebuilt in 1841, and was partly destroyed by fire, but restored in, 1843. It was again thoroughly restored in 1892; is a cruciform building in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, and tower. The parish of Houghton is a separate benefice. There are a home for friendless-girls, founded in 1871, a convent, opened in 1892, and a cemetery of six acres, formed in 1887.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stanwix St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Carlisle|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stanwix from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stanwix (St. Michael))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Stanwix are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Villages, Hamlets, &cCargo
The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.