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"ASPATRIA, a parish and market town in Allerdale ward, below Derwent, in the county of Cumberland, 8 miles to the S.W. of Wigton, and 9 miles to the N. of Cockermouth. Carlisle is its post town. It is situated on the river Ellen, in a hilly country not far from the sea-coast. Here is a station of the Maryport and Carlisle railway, which intersects the village. Included in the parish are the several townships of Aspatria with Brayton, Hayton with Melay, and Outerside with Allerby, and the small hamlet of Prospect." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Church Records

  • Parish Records on "Cumberland Roots" (archived site) - include Aspatria. Added 10 May 2006.

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