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MOSSOP HOMES, FARMS AND PARISH CHURCHES

HIGH PRIOR SCALES, CALDER VALLEY, PARISH OF ST. BRIDGET BECKERMET

These pages contain photographs of some of the homes Mossop families and close relations occupied over the years together with the Parish Church they would have attended.    Please navigate with the links on the left.

Several are those sent me by the late Grant Dixon who took them in spring 1998.  Those taken by Grant or ourselves are indicated as below each picture.   The year after John Robinson came over from New Zealand and he and Grant explored their ancestral homes together.    John has provided information on Clea Hall and its family connections.

As Mossop researchers will know, there are very many locations not covered on this occasion but I hope you enjoy those that are shown below.

For the location of each of these parishes and detailed information please see

Neville Ramsden's parish map

Steve Bulman's Images of Cumbria parish descriptions


Please note that for simplification I have used the later spelling of the surname rather than the earlier versions such as Moscrop, Mosscroppe, Moscrope etc.   These were commonly used in parish registers up to the beginning of the eighteenth century.