We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.


"CROSSCANONBY, (or Cannonby-Cross), a parish in the ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, in the county of Cumberland, 2 miles to the N.E. of Maryport, its post town. It is situated on the coast of the Solway Frith, on the N. bank of the river Ellen, and includes the townships of Birkby, Canonby-Cross, and Crosby, with the flourishing seaport town of Maryport. Coal is found, and freestone is quarried here. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, of the value of £150, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Crosscanonby which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Crosscanonby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY070390 (Lat/Lon: 54.737357, -3.445977), Crosscanonby which are provided by: