Ulpha  Cumberland


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

ULPHA, a chapelry in Millom parish, Cumberland; on the river Duddon, 5 miles N of Broughton r. station. Post town, Ulverston. Real property, £2,1 35. Pop., 360. Houses, 68. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lonsdale. The reach of valley along the Duddon here is called the Vale of Ulpha, and possesses much beauty. ...

Blue slate is quarried, and copper ore is mined. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £185.* Patron, the Vicar of Millom. The "kirk of Ulpha," says Wordsworth, "to the pilgrim's eye is welcome as a star." There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. A sheep and cattle fair is held on the last Friday of Aug.

Ulpha through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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