Topics > Arlecdon


Arlecdon is a village in Cumbria, located about 5 miles east of Whitehaven. In the village is Arlecdon Primary School, originally built as Arlecdon Board School in c. 1878. Just to the north of the village is the Parish Church of St Michael, which was founded in the 12th century. The population of Arlecdon was 757 in the 2011 census. The village is part of the Civil Parish of Arlecdon & Frizington.

Arlecdon is a village in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England, near the town of Whitehaven.


It has an historic Grade II listed church, first built in 1829, which contains a stained glass window dedicated to Isaac Fletcher of Frizington. In 1904 the church was remodelled, with the addition of a bell tower and eight bells cast by John Taylor & Son of Loughborough.

In 2014 it was announced that the church is to close, and the bells hopefully re-used in another church.


The village also has a 19th-century primary school and an old Sunday school.


'Arlecdon' is " OE 'earn-lāce denu', eagle-stream valley'." ('OE' is Old English).

Notable people

  • John Adams, 1st Baron Adams OBE, JP, MA (12 October 1890 – 23 August 1960). British politician and public servant. The son of Thomas Adams and Mary Bowness, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Adams on 16 February 1949, the first Cumberland-born man to be so honoured since 1797. He is buried by the foot of the church tower.
  • Billy Adams, professional footballer.


Most common surnames in Arlecdon at the time of the United Kingdom Census of 1881, by order of incidence:

  • 1. Burns
  • 2. Wilson
  • 3. Thompson
  • 4. Jackson
  • 5. Graham
  • 6. Smith
  • 7. Richardson
  • 8. Stewart
  • 8. Hodgson
  • 10. Martin
Text from Wikipedia, available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (accessed: 03/11/2018).
Visit the page: Arlecdon for references and further details. You can contribute to this article on Wikipedia.

Arlecdon Parish, 1848 Arlecdon & Frizington Civil Parish Arlecdon Primary School Arlecdon Railway Station (1882 - 1938) Church of St Michael, Arlecdon War Memorial, Arlecdon
from Geograph (geograph)
Public House on the edge of Arlecdon

Pinned by Edmund Anon
from Geograph (geograph)
Arlecdon village

Pinned by Edmund Anon
from Geograph (geograph)
Site of Arlecdon station

Pinned by Edmund Anon
from Geograph (geograph)
The Hound Inn. Arlecdon, Cumbria. The Restaurant.

Pinned by Edmund Anon
from Geograph (geograph)
The Main Bar. The Hound Inn, Arlecdon, Cumbria.

Pinned by Edmund Anon
from Geograph (geograph)
Arlecdon Church

Pinned by Edmund Anon
from https://www.cumbriacountyhist…
- "Ancient parish in Allerdale above Derwent ward, Cumberland, comprising townships of Arlecdon, Frizington and Whillimoor. Parish became UD 1894, reverting to CP status 1934, when it was renamed Arlecdon and …

Added by
Simon Cotterill
Arlecdon Parish, 1848
  Co-Curate Page
Arlecdon Parish, 1848
- ARLECDON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 5¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Whitehaven; consisting of the townships of …


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.

Wikipedia: Arlecdon
County: Cumbria
Grid sq: NY0419


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.