Whitbeck, a small village and a parish in Cumberland, on the coast, under Black Combe Mountain, 1½ mile N by W of Silecroft station on the Furness railway, and 6½ miles WSW of Broughton-on-Furness. Post town, Bootle (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Silecroft. Acreage, 4470 of land and 590 of water and foreshore; population, 188. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor. Much of the land is moor and mountain. A Roman road runs through the parish, and there were three Druidical circles. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £123 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is a small plain building in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, and bell-gable, and was restored in 1883. There is an almshouse hospital.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Whitbeck St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Bootle|
|Ward||Allerdale above Derwent|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Whitbeck from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Whitbeck (St. Mary))
Land and Property
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Villages, Hamlets, &cNewton (Whitbeck)
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