Over Kellet


KELLET (OVER), a township-chapelry in Bolton-le-Sands parish, Lancashire; on the Lancaster and Kendal canal, 1½ mile E of Carnforth r. station, and 6½ NNE of Lancaster. It contains the hamlet of Capernwray; and its post town is Burton, Westmoreland. Acres, 3,202. Real property, £3,886; of which £21 are in quarries. Pop., 425. Houses, 89. Capernwray Hall is the seat of G. Marton, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £240.* Patron, Septimus Booker, Esq. The church is early English, has an embattled tower, and was recently restored. A chapel is near Capernwray Hall, and is served by a curate appointed by the vicar. There are a grammar school with £46 a year from endowment, and other charities with £15.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Over Kellett area is Lancaster.


Description & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"OVER KELLET, a chapelry in the parish of Bolton le Moors, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 1½ mile from the Carnforth railway station, and 6 N.E. of Lancaster. It is situated on the Lancaster canal, and contains the hamlet of Capermhay. There is abundance of good limestone and freestone, which are extensively quarried for building purposes; also grit, which is raised for millstones. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester, value £230. The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is an ancient stone structure containing three bells. A proprietary chapel was also built here by George Manton, Esq. The charities produce £61 per annum, of which £46 is the endowment of the village school.

"CRICKLAND, a hamlet in the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles S. of Burton-in-Kendal. It is situated near the Lancaster canal and railway."

"CAPERNWRAY, a hamlet in the chapelry of Over Kellet, and parish of Bolton-le-Sands, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S. of Burton-in-Kendal."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Over Kellett was a township in the parish of Bolton le Sands.




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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Over Kellett was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.



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