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Stapleton, Cumberland

Historical Description

Stapleton, a township and a parish in Cumberland. The township lies on the river Line, 6 miles SE of Penton railway station, and 9 ENE of Longtown. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Brampton, under Carlisle. Acreage of township, 4744; population, 378; of the ecclesiastical parish, 777. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The parish contains also Solport, Trough, and Belbank. The manor belongs to the Earl of Carlisle and the baronet family of Graham. Coal is worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £158 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Carlisle. The church was rebuilt in 1830, is in the Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, and western tower. 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 parishStapleton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLongtown 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stapleton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA6
Post TownCarlisle