In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Upperby like this:
UPPERBY, a township and a chapelry in Carlisle-St. Cuthbert parish, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Petterill, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, 1¾ mile SSE of Carlisle; and has a post-office under Carlisle. Acres, 449. Real property, £1,965. Pop., 595. Houses, 125. The chapelry was constituted in 1860. Pop. in 1861, 1,898. Houses, 379. The lunatic asylum for Cumberland and Westmoreland is here, and was opened subsequent to the census of 1861. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter ofThe church was built in 1840, and is in the early English style.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Upperby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Carlisle. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Upperby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Upperby, in Carlisle and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st March 2015
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