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"Strickland (Stirkland) gave name to the family of Strickland, which continued here for many generations, and afterwards removed to Sizergh. Thrimby is a small village in this parish, consisting only of about six families."
[Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.]

Thrimby is a parish in the West Ward of the county.
Until 1741 it was in the parish of Morland. It includes Little Strickland.



Returns survive for the 'census' of 1787 and are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service. The Record Office reference is WQ/SP/C. They are transcribed in Vital Statistics published by Curwen Archives Trust 1992. ISBN 1897590008.

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 Thrimby area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

St Mary chapel
Not in Pevsner.
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 1813-1905
Marriage registers 1872-1983
Banns registers -
Burial registers 1814-1986
Bishops transcripts 1813-1870

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR105 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 Thrimby which are provided by:



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

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



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

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



1641/2 121(est)
1671 185(est)
1787 152
1801 158

Probate Records

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