Kirkandrews Middle Quarter

Township in Kirkandrews-on-Esk parish, Eskdale ward, Cumberland. Combined with Kirkandrews Moat and Kirkandrews Nether to form Kirkandrews CP 1934.


4,312 acres [1,745 ha].


rising from 573 in 1801 to peak of 624 in 1821; then falling steadily to stand at 255 in 1931 (last census year for which separate figure available).


see Kirkandrews Moat.


predominantly agricultural; free stone quarry at Glinger Burn.

Places of worship:

medieval church of St Andrew (perhaps originally chapel of ease to Arthuret); in ruins by 1606. Modern parish founded 1632; new church built 1637; repaired 1685; then rebuilt 1775 by Dr Robert Graham of Netherby; restored 1892-3 and 1993.

Schools and other institutions:

schoolmaster at Bush Head by 1847; Rhodds school built 1871; closed 1931. Small almshouse for aged families erected by Sir James Graham by 1847.