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St Luke Church of England, Torver

St Luke,
Torver
Lancashire

Bibliography

Rev. Thomas Ellwood, Forty-five years in a Mountain Parish in Lakeland, published 1908.

Cemeteries

The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded before 1538.
The Church was rebuilt in 1849 on the site of the old fabric, which tradition erroneously attributed to Archbishop Cranmer. A chapel stood here before the year 1538, but being a dependency on the church of Ulverston it did not possess the privilege of a burial ground. This want was often a source of much inconvenience to the inhabitants, for in wet and stormy weather it was almost impossible to traverse with a corpse the mountain roads to Ulverston, a distance of sixteen miles. In 1538, Archbishop Cranmer granted to the church a faculty for the interment of the dead, and this seems to have led to the erroneous belief that he was the founder. The church is of the early English style of architecture, and contains 200 sittings, all of which are free and unappropriated. The living is worth about £120, and is held by the Rev. Thos. Ellwood, B.A. The school, which possesses a small endownment about £13 a year was rebuilt in 1873 from funds raised by subscription and grant from Privy Council.

from Mannex's Directory of Furness & Cartmel, 1882.

Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

The Cumbria Record Office, Kendal hold:

  • Baptisms 1599-1947
  • Marriages 1599-1977
  • Burials 1599-1812
The IGI contains:
  • Baptisms - 1599-1792
  • Marriages - 1599-1790

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Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Copies of Bishop's Transcripts

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Register Transcripts

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes

Marriages

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD2847994300 (Lat/Lon 54.339230,-3.101578). You can see this on maps provided by: