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Bewcastle Civil Parish


About the Parish

Bewcastle Civil Parish is geographically, one of the largest parishes in Cumbria, bordering Northumberland and Scotland. 

Main Settlements: Bewcastle, Roadhead, and numerous farms/hamlets including The KnoweBlackpool Gate, Oakshaw & Bailey Mill
Population:

391  (2011 Census)

411  (2001 Census)

Area: 116 km²
Parish Council: Bewcastle Parish Council
District Council: Carlisle City Council
County Council: Cumbria County Council

Unitary Authority:
(from c.April 2023)

Cumberland Council (Eastern Cumbria)

Historical

Ancient Township:

Bewcastle Township

Townships became civil parishes in their own right in 1866 (see below).

Ancient Parish:

Bewcastle Parish  (St. Cuthbert)

Ancient parishes refer to the parishes before the split between ecclesiastical (church) and civil parishes in the 19th century. They had a parish church and often were composed of multiple townships and chapelries. In many cases, townships and parishes were originally based on the territory of manors from the feudal system during medieval times. Civil parishes were created following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866, in which Church of England parishes, extra-parochial areas, townships and chapelries, became "civil parishes" which could set their own poor rate (tax). Then the reforms of Local Government Act 1894 established elected civil parish councils (or parish meetings for parishes with less than 300 residents) and created urban and rural districts. Boundaries of parishes and civil parishes may have changed over time.

County:

Cumberland (~12th centurty to 1974)

Cumbria - county established on 1st April 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972.

District:

Eskdale (ward)

Longtown Rural District (1894 to 1934) - established by the Local Government Act 1894

Border Rural District (1934 to 1974) - which merged Longtown, Brampton & Carlisle Rural Districts.

The Border Rural District was abolished in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. The former district area then formed part of the City of Carlisle district.

See also: Historic Buildings and Monuments in Bewcastle Civil Parish Note: listed buildings are generally the responsibility of the county council, rather than the parish council.

Civil Parishes in Cumbria Roadhead Public Hall Blackpool Gate The Knowe, Bewcastle Bewcastle Roadhead Bellbank, Bewcastle Bailey, Cumbria Bewcastle Parish, Historical Account, 1848 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Bewcastle Civil Parish
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Bewcastle Parish Council
- "...Bewcastle is one of the largest parishes in Cumbria, bordering Northumberland and Scotland. It is sparsely populated numbering about 330 inhabitants, the vast majority of whom are engaged in farming ...

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Bewcastle
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Bewcastle
- Overview About Bewcastle Map Street View Bewcastle is located in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria. Historically, Bewcastle was an ancient parish in the county of Cumberland. Today it ...
Roadhead
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Roadhead
- Overview Map Street View Roadhead is a village in the Carlisle district of Cumbria, located about 13 miles north-east of the centre of Carilse and 8 miles north of Brampton. ...
Roadhead Public Hall
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Roadhead Public Hall
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Bewcastle - Cumberland
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The Knowe, Bewcastle
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The Knowe, Bewcastle
- Overview Map The Knowe is a hamlet in the Civil Parish of Bewcastle, located near Blackpool Gate and roughly 2 miles north-west of the village of Roadhead. On OS maps ...
Bailey, Cumbria
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Bailey, Cumbria
- Overview Map Street View Bailey is an area in the north-east of Cumbria, around the valley of Bailey Water, extending up to the border with Scotland. Historically, Bailey (aka Bailie) ...
Bellbank, Bewcastle
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Bellbank, Bewcastle
- Overview Map Bellbank is a farm in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, located by the White Lyne (river) and about 2½ miles south-west of Bewcastle and 12 miles ...
Blackpool Gate
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Blackpool Gate
- Overview Map Street View Blackpool Gate is a hamlet in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, located about 15 miles north-west of Carlisle and is 5½ miles from the ...

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