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Waverton, Cumberland

Historical Description

Waverton, a village and a township in Wigton parish, Cumberland, on the river Waver, 2½ miles W by S of Wigton station on the Maryport and Carlisle railway. There is a post office under Wigton; money order and telegraph office, Wigton. The township includes the hamlet of Lesson Hall. Acreage, 4169; population, 439. Lord Leconfield is lord of the manor. There is a small chapel of ease in the Early English style erected in 1865.

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 parishWigton 
Poor Law unionWigton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Waverton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton