|Levens is a parish in Kendal Ward. |
It was formerly in Heversham parish.
Nearby parishes include Witherslack, Crosthwaite, Helsington, Natland and Crosscrake.
Levens was Lefuenes in the Domesday Book.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
St John the Evangelist
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Other photographs are on the Geograph site.
Acess and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database
Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.
See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR98 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).
Beathwaite Green Wesleyan Chapel register for births and baptisms 1797-1835 is at Kendal Record Office and at Public Record Office, London.
The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.
Magna Britannica et Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland by T Cox 1731.
"Levens, where there is another Catadupa, or Water-fall of the River Can, from which is a Conjecture of fair Weather made, as is said at Betham, that doth of Rain and Mists. Here is also a fair Bridge over the River Can, or Kent.
Hearth Tax records for 1674 Levens transcribed on Edenlinks.
updated: July 2016 Dave Huddart