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Carlisle Parishes and their Churches in the 1700s
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* July 12, 2022, 10:41:21 AM
I have a number of Robson ancestors in the parish records from Carlisle St Marys and St Cuthberts in the 1700s and am looking for general information on the Parishes, their Churches and graveyards that were in use at this time. I understand the current St Cuthberts Church dates from 1778, but am unsure which was the parish church for St Marys. A pointer to the best place to find this information would be much appreciated. Thank you.


July 12, 2022, 11:49:42 AM
Check the parish data on the main website for details of the churches, Carlisle is at

Both St Mary's and St Cuthberts have been there since Norman times though St Cuthberts is older. St Mary's is part of Carlisle cathedral and was part of a priory founded in the late 11th century.

Some information at

St Cuthberts was only rebuilt in 1778, there has been a church there since about 685.

John Steel
Webmaster for CFHS

* July 12, 2022, 11:54:22 AM
Very many thanks for the speedy reply - much appreciated