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Dunnerdale & Seathwaite

SEATHWAITE, a chapelry and a mountain vale in Kirkby-Ireleth parish, Lancashire. The chapelry lies adjacent to Cumberland, 4¼ miles W by S of Coniston r.station. Post-town, Grisebeck, under Ulverstone. Acres, 10,940. Pop., 171. Houses, 34. The manor belongs to J. J. Rawlinson, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £80.* Patron, J. J. Rawlinson, Esq. The church is good; and there is a parochial school. The vale is mainly identical with the chapelry; descends 4 miles south-westward, at an acute angle to the Duddon river; is flanked, on the right, by Greyfriars mountain, on the left, by the Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag; and contains, in its central part, the lakelet of S. Tarn, gemmed with an islet, over-hung by precipices, and commanding a vista-view away to Fairfield mountain.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)



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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Dunnerdale and Seathwaite area is Ulverston.


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Residents in 1882 found in Mannex's directory of Furness and Cartmel.



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Historical Geography

In 1835 Seathwaite was a chapelry and Dunnerdale a township in the parish of Kirkby Ireleth.

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The history of Dunnerdale and Seathwaite as described in Mannex's directory of Furness and Cartmel, 1882.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Seathwaite was in the peculiar of the Dean of the Chapter of York whose records are deposited at the Borthwick Institute. A list of the probate records at York which relate specifically to the ancient parish of Kirkby Ireleth (including Broughton-in-Furness and Seathwaite) is available at Cumbria Record Office, Barrow.


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