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Holm Cultram

"HOLME-CULTRAM, (or Abbey Holme), a parish in the ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, county Cumberland, 6 miles N.W. of Wigton, 9 N.E. of Aspatria, and 15 E. of Maryport. Abbey Holme is its post town. It is a station on the Carlisle and Silloth Bay railway. The parish is bounded on the W. by the Irish Sea, and on the N. by the estuaries of the Wampool and the Waver. It is very extensive, comprising above 22,000 acres, and includes the townships of Holme Abbey, Holme East Waver, Holme Low, and Holme St. Cuthbert." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Church Records

  • Transcriptions of Holme Cultram Bishops Transcripts are available from the "Cumberland Roots" (archived) website. Added 10 May 2006.

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  • The Holme St Cuthbert Local History Group's website: Solway Plain - Past & Present (archived copy) contains much of interest to Family Historians with connections to the area, but especially Holm Cultram. Added 10 Jun 2005. Of particular note is their page 'The Manor' on the History Menu which includes downloadable files of the original rentals for the Manor from 1538 onwards, listing families living in the parish prior to the start of Parish Records. Added 6 Jun 2005.

Historical Geography

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