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"Troutbeck is bounded on the East by Kentmere, on the South by the mother church division, on the West by Ambleside, and on the North by Patterdale in the parish of Barton. It receives its name from the rivulet, which springs in the head of the dale, and running along the east side of this division, empties itself below Calgarth in Windermere water. In Troutbeck there is a chapel, which was consecrated.. in the year 1562, by the name of Jesus Chapel, for the use of the inhabitants of Troutbeck and Applethwaite: With a saving (as is usual in like cases) of the rights of the mother church of St. Martin in Windermere."
[Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.]
Troutbeck is a parish in Kendal Ward.
It was formerly in Windermere parish, and is on the Eastern shore of Windermere.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
They have been transcribed for 1841 , 1851 and 1871 on the Windermere School site (available on Internet Archive).
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 WPR62 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
You can see pictures of Troutbeck which are provided by:
The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site and from the same directory just for Troutbeck on the Windermere School site (available through Wayback Machine Internet Archive).
Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Troutbeck
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY413028 (Lat/Lon: 54.417251, -2.906087), Troutbeck which are provided by:
Wills for Troutbeck 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.