Primary tabs

"ORTON, a parish in the ward and county of Cumberland, 5 miles S.W. of Carlisle, its post town, and 7 N.E. of Wigton. The village, which is of small extent, is chiefly agricultural. The parish includes the townships of Great Orton and Baldwinholme. The village is of ancient date, and was formerly defended against the moss troopers by earthworks. From an elevation called Parson's Thorn, upwards of a dozen churches may be seen, among which are several in Scotland. Coal is found." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Orton area or see them printed on a map.


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Orton which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Orton to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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