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Brigham Parish, 1848


BRIGHAM (St. Bridget), a parish, comprising the borough and market-town of Cockermouth, and the townships of Blindbothel, Brigham, Buttermere, Eaglesfield, Embleton, Gray-Southan, Mosser, Setmurthy, and Whinfell, in the union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; the whole containing 7,397 inhabitants, of whom 490 are in the township of Brigham, 2 miles (W.) from Cockermouth. This parish is situated among the lakes Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock, and Loweswater, which, with the rivers Derwent and Maron, form its boundaries; and is intersected by the Cocker, which falls into the Derwent at Cockermouth. The surface is hilly, but since the inclosure of the waste land, the high grounds have been chiefly brought into cultivation: there are quarries of limestone, freestone, and blue slate, and a mine of coal has been opened. The village, which contains some respectable dwellinghouses, is built upon an eminence on the south bank of the Derwent, commanding a richly diversified prospect. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £20. 16. 0½ net income, £190; patrons and impropriators, the family of Lowther, to whom, in 1813, land was assigned in lieu of all tithes for the township of Brigham. The church, situated at the distance of half a mile from the village, has a handsome window of five lights in the decorated style, at the east end of the south aisle; a curious circular window of the same date; and a monumental arch richly canopied. A chapel of ease was erected by the Rev. Dr. Thomas, in 1840; and there are separate incumbencies at Buttermere, Cockermouth, Embleton, Lorton, Mosser, Setmurthy, and Wythrop. The dissenters have several places of worship.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Brigham Civil Parish Eagelsfield Township, 1848 Cockermouth, 1848 Whinfell Township (Bringham), 1848 Buttermere, 1848 Brigham Blindbothel Township, 1848 Embleton (Brigham), 1848 Setmurthy, 1848 Greysouthen Mosser Cumberland, Parishes and Townships, 1848
Embleton (Brigham), 1848
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Embleton (Brigham), 1848
- EMBLETON, a chapelry, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 2¾ miles (E. by S.) from Cockermouth; containing 408 inhabitants. The ...
Blindbothel Township, 1848
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Blindbothel Township, 1848
- BLINDBOTHEL, a township, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 2½ miles (S.) from Cockermouth; containing 100 inhabitants. As a commutation ...
Whinfell Township (Bringham), 1848
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Whinfell Township (Bringham), 1848
- WHINFELL, a township, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 3¼ miles (S.) from Cockermouth; containing 132 inhabitants. The impropriate tithes ...
Eagelsfield Township, 1848
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Eagelsfield Township, 1848
- EAGLESFIELD, a township, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 2¾ miles (S.W. by W.) from Cockermouth; containing 371 inhabitants. It ...
Setmurthy, 1848
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Setmurthy, 1848
- SETMURTHY, a chapelry, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4 miles (E.N E.) from Cockermouth; containing 181 inhabitants. The chapelry ...
Buttermere, 1848
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Buttermere, 1848
- BUTTERMERE, a chapelry, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 8½ miles (S.W. by W.) from Keswick; containing 84 inhabitants. The ...
Cockermouth, 1848
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Cockermouth, 1848
- COCKERMOUTH (All Saints), an unincorporated borough, market-town, and parochial chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Brigham, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 25 ...
Brigham
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Brigham
- Overview About Brigham Map Street View   The village of Brigham, near the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, has existed as a settlement since neolithic times. History Brigham was an ...
Greysouthen
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Greysouthen
- Overview About Greysouthen Map Street View GRAYSOUTHEN, a township, in the parish of Brigham, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 3½ miles (W. by S.) ...
Mosser
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Mosser
- Overview Map Street View Mosser Mains is a hamlet by Mosser Beck in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, located just over 3 miles south of Cockermouth, in the Civil Parish ...

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