Thursby  Cumberland


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

THURSBY, a township and a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland. The township lies 1 mile N of Curthwaite r. station, and 4¾ ENE of Wigton; is said to have got its name from a temple of Thor; and has a post-office under Carlisle. Acres, 1,382. Real property, £3,223. Pop., 366. Houses, 84. ...

The parish includes two other townships, and comprises 2,984 acres. Pop., 588. Houses, 127. The property is much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £160.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter ofThe church was rebuilt in 1846. There are an endowed school with £18 a year, and charities £13.

Thursby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th December 2021

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