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Location of parish on undated map by William Mackenzie, scanned by Sarah Reveley.

Area around the parish on undated map by William Mackenzie, scanned by Sarah Reveley.

Troutbeck is a parish in Kendal Ward.

It was formerly in Windermere parish, and is on the Eastern shore of Windermere.

Nearby places

Description & Travel

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

"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 Winandermere."

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).


Church History

NY4102 : Troutbeck Church by Philip Halling
Philip Halling licensed under Creative Commons
Jesus Chapel. 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.
Acess and contact details on Church of England site.

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Church Records

Baptism registers [1578]-1932 The parish records and Bishop' Transcripts are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service.
The Record Office reference is WPR62.
There will be microfilm copies at Carlisle Record Office.

For searching on see Jake Prescott's list of IGI batch numbers.
Marriage registers [1578]-1926
Banns registers 1887-1935
Burial registers [1578]-1909
Bishops transcripts 1698-1874

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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).

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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.

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Hearth Tax records for 1674 Troutbeck transcribed on Edenlinks

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 Last updated: November 2015 Dave Huddart

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