- Here is a list of Kirkbride Parish Records available on Microfilm from LDS Family History Libraries. Film Numbers are reproduced on GENUKI by kind permission of the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Bishop's transcripts, 1663-1890. Microfilm Number Christenings, marriages, and burials, 1663-1890
Microfilm of original records at the courts, Carlisle.
- Transcription of section of Post Office Directory of Cumberland for Kirkbride in 1858, by Rosemary Lockie. Added 6 Apr 2006.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kirkbride to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Kirkbride 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 NY229564 (Lat/Lon: 54.896359, -3.203706), Kirkbride which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- There are only two short references to Kirkbride in the National Gazetteer (1868), which is the main source of town and parish descriptions on this site. In the description for Cumberland itself it states:-
"The Sark is for about 6 miles the border-line between Cumberland and Scotland, near Solway Moss. The Wampool and the Waver form one estuary of considerable size. The former flows from the Brocklebank Fells, past Old Carlisle and Wigton. The town of Kirkbride is close to its mouth." And listed under 'Kirkbride' it says:-
"KIRK-BRIDE, or KIRK ST. BRIDGET. See BRIDEKIRK, co. Cumberland." It would appear from this reference that in 1868 Kirkbride was current also as an alias of Bridekirk, although I do not have independent corroboration of this. It is not clear why there was no entry for this village between Bowness (Solway) and Wigton in this otherwise comprehensive Gazetteer.