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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).


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Troutbeck area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

 Troutbeck Church by Philip Halling
Jesus Chapel

© Philip Halling
licensed under Creative Commons
W tower of 1736. But nave and chancel are C19th. Jacobean woodwork inside.

This and other photographs are on the Geograph site. Troutbeck Church  
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List Heritage site).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site.

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 [1578]-1932
Marriage registers [1578]-1926
Banns registers 1887-1935
Burial registers [1578]-1909
Bishops transcripts 1698-1874

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR62  for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS 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

Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY413028 (Lat/Lon: 54.417251, -2.906087), Troutbeck which are provided by:

Probate Records

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.


Hearth Tax records for 1674 Troutbeck transcribed on Edenlinks