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Waberthwaite, Cumberland

Historical Description

Waberthwaite, a village and a parish in Cumberland, 1½ mile S by E of Ravenglass, and 1 mile from Eskmeals station on the Furness railway, with a post office under Bootle; money order and telegraph office, Bootle. Acreage, 1852; population of the civil parish, 237; of the ecclesiastical, 232. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £93 with residence. Patron, Lord Muncaster. The church is old, and consists of nave and bell gable.

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 parishWaberthwaite St. John 
Poor Law unionBootle 
WardAllerdale above Derwent 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Waberthwaite 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 districtLA19
Post TownMillom