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Crosby Garrett

"CROSBY-GARRETT, a parish in EAST ward, county of WESTMORLAND, comprising the townships of Crosby-Garrett and Little Musgrave, and containing 273 inhabitants, of which number 193 are in the township of Crosby-Garrett, 3 miles (W. by N.) from Kirkby-Stephen. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Carlisle, rated in the king's books at £19. 4. 4., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Richard Bunn, L.L.D., and Mrs. Coulston. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is a spacious edifice in the ancient style of English architecture. . . . This parish consists of two detached portions, the chapelry of Soulby lying between them: it has the river Eden on the north-east, and on the south-west a lofty verdant hill, termed Crosby Fell, at the foot of which the village is situated, in a deep and romantic valley." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Crosby Garrett is a split parish in the East Ward of the county adjacent to Asby, Warcop, Great Musgrave, Brough, Soulby, Kirkby Stephen, Ravenstonedale and Orton.
The name Crosby might be derived from dwelling by the cross.


M.I.s for Crosby Garrett were transcribed in Monumental Inscriptions of Westmorland by E. Bellasis 1888-89 and are available on Westmorland Papers.


No returns survive for the 'census' of 1787.

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.

Transcript and index for 1851 has been published by the Cumbria Family History Society and also in 'North Westmorland - An Index to the 1851 Census' compiled by David Lowis and Barbara Slack.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Crosby Garrett area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

picture of St Luke's Church, Crosby Garrett (c) Lynne Hullock
St Andrew
Cruciform church with N & S aisles. Of many periods, including Saxon opening and Norman arcade.

Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (English Heritage site).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site.
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database.

Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers [1569]-1973
Marriage registers 1559-1930
Banns registers -
Burial registers 1559-1973
Bishops transcripts 1662-1871

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR48  for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS see  IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott) 
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Crosby Garrett which are provided by:


The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

Historical Geography

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


British History Online provides historical notes for Crosby Garrett from The Later Records relating to North Westmorland by John F. Curwen (1932)

Crosby Garrett, Westmorland; a history of the manor of Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, with local custom and legends (1914) is digitised on the Internet Archive

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of  Crosby Garrett

Magna Britannica et Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland by T Cox 1731:

"Crosby-Gerard, the Lordship and Estate of Roger Lord Clifford 4th, of which he died possessed 13 Rich. II. And left it to his Son and Heir Thomas, with many large Estates, of which Crosseby-Rundewyth was at the same Time a Part."


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY728095 (Lat/Lon: 54.480129, -2.421306), Crosby Garrett which are provided by:


1641/2 340(est)
1671 170(est)
1801 245

Probate Records

Crosby Garrett is in the diocese of Carlisle and wills will be in Carlisle Record Office.