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Langdale

"LANGDALE, a chapelry, comprising Great and Little Langdale, in the parish of GRASMERE, KENDAL ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 8 miles (S.E. by .) from Orton, containing 317 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Rector of Grasmere. The chapel is situated at Great Langdale, and another once stood at a place now called Chapel-Mire, in Little Langdale. On a hill called Wreynose are placed three stones, denominated shire-stones, and marking the point at which the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancaster, meet and terminate. . . .  A school was erected, in 1824, by the Gunpowder Company, in consideration of ground granted to them for the establishment of their manufactory."
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Langdale is a parish in Kendal Ward to the West of the county, and in the Lake District. 
It was formerly part of Grasmere parish. It adjoins with Cumberland, Lancashire and Rydal.

Census

Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Langdale area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

 Holy Trinity Chapel Stile by Martin Dawes
(c) M Dawes


Holy Trinity
This and other photographs are on the Geograph site.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (EnglishHeritage site).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Databas

Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers 1827-1969
Marriage registers 1835-1981
Banns registers 1861-1978
Burial registers 1828-1985
Bishops transcripts 1799-1871

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR96  for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS familysearch.org see  IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott) 
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).

Description and Travel

Nicolson & Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.   

"Langdale is divided into Great Langdale and Little Langdale...
The chapel stands in Great Langdale, but it belongs also to Little Langdale and Baisbrow.
In Little Langdale is a place called Chapel mire, where it is said a chapel formerly stood, which was removed and united to that of Great Langdale. Basebrowne (as it was anciently called) is within the constablewick of Langdale."

You can see pictures of Langdale which are provided by:

Directories

The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Langdale has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Langdale to another place.

History

Langdale and Baisbrowne Records relating to the Barony of Kendale,  CWAAS, William Farrer & John F. Curwen (editors) are available on British History Online
Supplementary Records - Langdale

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of  Langdales

Probate Records

Wills for Langdale will be at Carlisle since about 1858 but before that will be at the Preston R.O. as it was in the Diocese of Chester until that time.

Taxation

Hearth Tax records for 1674  Langdale transcribed on Edenlinks