Ponsonby  Cumberland


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

PONSONBY, a parish in Whitehaven district, Cumberland; on the river Calder, at Calder-Bridge, 2 miles E of Braystones r. station, and 4 S E by S of Egremont. Post-town, Calder-Bridge, under Whitehaven. Acres, 2, 265. Real property, with Newton, £1, 799. Pop., 175. Houses, 27. The manor was held, at the Norman Conquest, by the Ponsonbys, ancestors of the Earl of Bessborough, and, with P. ...

Hall, belongs now to W. Stanley, Esq. The hall was built about 1786; containsmany old curiosities, brought from Dalegarth; and stands in a finely wooded park, with picturesque features, and commanding extensive views. A Roman camp is at P. Fell. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £113.* Patron, W. Stanley, Esq. The church is ancient; and has some old stained glass, and a tower and spire; and contains monuments of the Stanleys.

Ponsonby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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