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Uldale, Cumberland

Historical Description

Uldale, a village and a parish in Cumberland, on the river Ellen, under the Caldbeck Fells, 1½ SSE of Ireby, and 5 miles from Mealsgate station on the Maryport and Carlisle railway, with a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Mealsgate. The parish also comprises the hamlets of Aughertree, Longlands, and Orthwaite. Acreage, 5814; population, 222. The manor belongs to Lord Leconfield. The living of St James and St John the Evangelist is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £141 with residence. St James' Church is a small ancient building, consisting of chancel, nave, porch, and a western bell-turret. St John's was erected in 1868, is in the Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, and tower with spire. There is an endowed grammar school.

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 unionWigton 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Uldale from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton