Crosscanonby  Cumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Crosscanonby like this:

CANONBY (Cross), a township and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Ellen, the Mayport and Carlisle railway, and the Solway frith, 2 miles NE of Maryport. Acres, 1,093; of which 426 are water. Real property, £4,571; of which £650 are in mines. ...

Pop., 87. Houses, 17. The parish includes also the townships of Crosby and Birkby, and the chapelry of Maryport; and its Post Town is Maryport. Acres, 3,911; of which 993 are water. Rated property, £14,111. Pop., 6,900. Houses, 1,492. The property is much subdivided. Coal and stone are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £300.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is partly Norman, and very good. The p. curacy of Maryport is a separate benefice.

Crosscanonby through time

Crosscanonby is now part of Allerdale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Allerdale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Crosscanonby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crosscanonby, in Allerdale and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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