Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MILLOM

MILLOM, a village and a parish in Bootle district, Cumberland. The village stands on the W side of the Duddon estuary, near the Whitehaven and Furness railway, 2¾ miles from the sea, and 6 SSW of Broughton-in-Furness; is a sub-port to Whitehaven; was formerly a market-town; and has a station on the railway. The parish contains the townships of Millom-Above, MillomBelow, Chapel-Sucken, and Birker and Austhwaite, and the chapelries of Thwaites and Ulpha. Post town, Holborn-Hill, under Ulverstone. Acres, 36,418; of which 5,692 are water. Real property of Millom-Above, £2,578; of Millom-Below, £2,875; of the entire parish, £12,626. Pop. of Millom-Above, 508; of Millom-Below, 392; of the entire parish, 2,015. Houses of Millom-Above, 104; of Millom-Below, 79; of the entire parish, 390. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Boyvills and the Huddlestones, and belongs now to the Earl of Lonsdale. Millom Castle was built in 1335, by Sir John Huddlestones; became a farm-house; and is now represented only by a tower. Part of the land is hilly, and much is picturesque. Slate, limestone, iron ore, and copper ore exist, but have not been much worked. There are several saline springs. Some fishing is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Valne, £200.* Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is ancient, in tolerable condition, with a bell-gable; has been much disfigured by modern alterations; and contains a beautiful ancient alabaster tomb, and several brasses and monuments to the Huddlestones and others. The churchyard contains a well-preserved ancient cross. The p. curacies of Thwaites and Ulpha are separate benefices. There are a parochial school, and charities £41.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Millom CP/AP       Bootle PLU/RegD       Cumberland AncC
Place: Millom

Go to the linked place page for a location map, and for access to other historical writing about the place. Pages for linked administrative units may contain historical statistics and information on boundaries.