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Watermillock, Cumberland

Historical Description

Watermillock, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish, in Cumberland, on Ulleswater, 3½ miles S by E of Penruddock railway station, and 7 SW of Penrith. It has a post and money order office under Penrith; telegraph office, Pooley Bridge. Acreage of township, 8925 of laud and 873 of water; population, 446; of the ecclesiastical parish, 413. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £197, Patron, the Rector of Greystoke. The church was rebuilt in 1884, and consists of chancel, nave, and a western tower. There are two endowed Church of England schools and a Wesleyan chapel. Aira Force, the loveliest waterfall in the Lake District, is in this parish.

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 
Civil parishGreystock 
Poor Law unionPenrith 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Watermillock 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 districtCA11
Post TownPenrith