"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]
- Parish Records on "Cumberland Roots" (archived site) - include Aspatria. Added 10 May 2006.
- Old Postcard of King Street, and description of Aspatria provided in The Andrews Pages Picture Gallery - King Street, Aspatria. Added 12 Oct 2007.
- The transcription of the section for Aspatria from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Information about Coal Mining and the people of Aspatria, Cumberland - Brayton Domain Collieries website. Added 10 Mar 2009.