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Holme Cultram, Cumberland Family History Guide

Holme Cultram is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Alternative names: Abbey Holme

Other places in the parish include: Abbey Holme, Abbeytown, Abbey Cooper, East Waver Holme, Holm East Waver, Holm St Cuthbert, Holme Abbey, Holme East Waver, Holme St Cuthbert, Skinburness Marsh, and St Cuthbert Holme.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1581; Separate registers exist for Holme St Cuthbert.

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Holme Cultram

  • Allonby
  • Bromfield
  • Holme Low
  • Newton Arlosh

Historical Descriptions

Holme Cultram

Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1807

Abbey Holme, or Holme Cultram, (Cumb.) a vil. situate on an arm of the sea, 16 miles dist. from Carlisle, and 310 from London. The abbey is said to have been founded by David I. king of Scotland.

Source: Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807.

Abbey Holme

The National Gazetteer 1868

ABBEY HOLME, a tnshp. in the par. of Holme Cultram, in Allerdale-below-Derwent ward, in the co. of Cumberland, 6 miles N.W. of Wigton, and 15 E. of Maryport. The Carlisle and Silloth Bay railway passes through the parish and has a station at Holme. There are still some remains of the Cistercian abbey founded here in 1150 by Prince Henry of Scotland, and St. Mary's church is said to have formed part of the abbey church.

Source: The National Gazetteer: a Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands compiled from the latest and best sources and illustrated with a complete county atlas and numerous maps. Vol. 1. Virtue & Co. London. 1868.

A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom 1808

Abbey-Holm, or Holm-Cultram, a parish and market-town in the division of Allerdale ward, Cumberland, 4 miles from Wigton, and 309 from London; containing 428 houses and 2187 inhabitants, of whom 230 were returned employed in trade. The parish is divided into four townships, was formerly of great repute, and had a stately abbey, founded by David I. king of Scotland, who resided chiefly in Cumberland. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and is a vicarage, value 6l. 13s. 4d. Patron, the University of Oxford. The town is pleasantly situated on the river Waver, near Solway Frith. About 5 miles distant from the sea-shore are the vestiges of an ancient castle, built by the abbots of Holm-Cultram, for securing their books and charters from the depredations of the Scots. Here formerly was a good market on Saturday, now almost in disuse. - Houseman's Description of Cumberland.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Abbey Cooper

Cumberland The National Gazetteer 1868

Abbey Cooper, a small hmlt. in the par. of Holme Cultram, in Allerdale-below-Derwent ward, in the co. of Cumberland, 1 mile W of the vil. and 5 from Wigton.

Source: The National Gazetteer: a Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands compiled from the latest and best sources and illustrated with a complete county atlas and numerous maps. Vol. 1. Virtue & Co. London. 1868.

Abbey

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Abbey, a railway station in Cumberland; on the Carlisle and Silloth railway, at Abbey-Holme, 17 miles WSW of Carlisle.

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

Administration

  • 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
  • Province: York