|Grayrigg is a parish in Kendal Ward. It
was formerly part of the very large Kendal
It adjoins the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Nearby parishes are Selside, Burnside, New Hutton and Firbank.
|"Grayrigg... Having now advanced to the Eastern extremity of the parish of Kendal, we incline Northwards to the manor of Grayrigg; so called probably from being frequented by badgers, brocks, or grays; as on the east side of the river Lune, opposite thereto, is a place which yet bears the name of Brockholes. The hollow between is called Grayrigg-hause, from haustus perhaps, which signifies a draught; even as yet a throat or gulley is by the common people called a hause. There is a meeting-house in Grayrigg belonging to the Quakers.|
Returns survive for the 'census' of 1787 for the township of Whinfell only and are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service. The Record Office reference is WQ/SP/C. They are transcribed in Vital Statistics published by Curwen Archives Trust.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
© Alexander P Kapp licensed under Creative Commons.
John. 1837. Then West Tower 1869. |
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The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.
updated: February 2015 Dave Huddart