Camerton Cumberland Family History Guide

Camerton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Seaton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1599

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Camerton

  • Workington St John
  • Cloffocks
  • Flimby
  • Clifton
  • Bridekirk

Historical Descriptions

Camerton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAMMERTON, a township and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Derwent, and on the Workington and Cockermouth railway, 3 miles E by N of Workington, and has a station on the railway. Acres, 788. Real property, £1,022. Pop., 224. Houses, 41. The parish includes also the township of Seaton; and extends down the Derwent to the sea. Post Town, Workington. Acres, 3,727; of which 847 are water. Real property, £8,344; of which £3,000 are in mines, and £350 in iron-works. Pop., 1,326. Houses, 277. The property is subdivided. Cammerton Hall is a chief residence. Coal is largely worked; brickmaking is carried on; and there are tin-plate and iron works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is very good; and contains the tomb of Black Tom of the north.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Seaton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEATON, a township in Cammerton parish, Cumberland; on the river Derwent, 2 miles N N E of Workington. It has a post-office under Workington, and a three-arched bridge. Acres, 2,939; of which 847 are water. Real property, £7,322; of which £3,000 are in mines, £350 in iron-works, and £45 in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 835; in 1861, 1,102. Houses, 236. There are tin-plate works, hematite iron-works, and several collieries.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Seaton, a township, in the parish of Cammerton, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 1 ¾ mile (NE) from Workington; containing 787 inhabitants. Here are extensive collieries and iron-works, near which the Derwent is crossed by a stone bridge, opposite to Workington. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for £295. 0. 6., payable to the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle; and there is a glebe of nearly 7 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Administration

  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Cockermouth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Allerdale
  • Poor Law Union: Cockermouth
  • Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward
  • Province: York
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