St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn

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St John's in the Vale church
Castlerigg stone circle
Thirlmere dam, which drowned the village of Wythburn

St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn is a civil parish in Allerdale district, Cumbria, England.[1] In the 2011 census it was recorded as having a population of 422.[2] There is a parish council;[3] its archives 1894–1995 are held at the Cumbria Archive Service in Carlisle.[4] in 2004 a parish plan was drawn up and approved by the parish council.[5]

The parish covers an area on either side of the A591 road from Dunmail Raise in the south to the outskirts of Keswick in the north, and extends to include the valley of St John's in the Vale in the north east. The neighbouring parishes, listed anti-clockwise, are Lakes in South Lakeland district to the south; Patterdale, Matterdale and Threlkeld in Eden District to the east, the border following the mountain ridge and crossing the summit of Helvellyn; Underskiddaw and Keswick to the north; and Borrowdale to the west.[6]

There are 23 grade II listed buildings or structures in the parish including Wythburn Church and St John's Church, St John's in the Vale, and 10 scheduled ancient monuments including Castlerigg stone circle.[7]

The village of Wythburn was drowned in the construction of Thirlmere reservoir, completed in 1894, although its church survives.[8]

The parish has also been known as Castlerigg St John's and Wythburn, and with various variations of the presence or absence of comma, full stop after "St", and apostrophe.[9]


  1. ^ "St. John's Castlerigg and Wythburn". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. ^ "St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (Parish)". Neighbourhood statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "St. Johns Castlerigg Parish Council". Cumbria County Council. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Records of St. John's Castlerigg & Wythburn Parish Council". The National Archives. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn Parish Plan (PDF). 2004. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Information on: St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Advanced search". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 4 March 2016. Enter parish name to search
  8. ^ "Wythburn, Wythburn". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Castlerigg St Johns and Wythburn: Relationships and changes". Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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Coordinates: 54°30′47″N 3°02′42″W / 54.513°N 3.0451°W / 54.513; -3.0451