Bromfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Other places in the parish include: Blencogo, Bromfield, Crookdale and Scales, Crookdale, Dundraw, Dundraw and Kelsick, Dundraw, Kelsick and Wheyrigg, Langrigg, Mealrigg, and Scales.
Parish registers begin: 1654
Parishes adjacent to Bromfield
- Holme Cultram
- Holme Low
- Newton Arlosh
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BROMFIELD, a township and a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland. The township lies on an affluent of the river Waver, 2½ miles NW of Leegate r. station, and 6 W by S of Wigton. It includes the hamlets of Crookdale and Scales. Real property, £3,164. Pop., 411. Houses, 66. The parish contains also the townships of Blencogo, Langrigg and Mealrigg, Dundraw and Kelsick, and West Newton and Allonby; and has post offices of Langrigg under Carlisle and Allonby under Maryport. Acres, 14,644; of which 573 are water. Real property, £16,166. Pop., 2,269. Houses, 482. The property is much subdivided. The surface extends 9½ miles south-westward to the coast; and borrows character from the near perspective of the Caldbeck and Skiddaw mountains. Some remains exist of Mungo Castle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £270. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church was restored in 1862. The chapelries of Allonby and West Newton are separate benefices. A grammar school, founded in 1612, has an endowed income of £41. Boucher, the antiquarian, was a native.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer 1838
Mealrigg, tnshp. England, par. Broomfield, Allerdale ward, below Darwent, co. Cumberland. Real prop. £2113. Pop. (with Langrigg) 269. Wigton (P.T. 303).
Source: A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer: George Newenham Wright, 1838
- County: Cumberland
- Civil Registration District: Wigton
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Carlisle
- Rural Deanery: Allerdale
- Poor Law Union: Wigton
- Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward; Cumberland Ward
- Province: York