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This is Staveley in Cartmel. There is also another Staveley not too far away in Westmorland.

STAVELEY, a township-chapelry in Cartmel parish, Lancashire: at the foot of Windermere, 7 miles N of Cark and Cartmel r. station. It includes part of Newby-Bridge, which has a post-office under Newton-in-Cartmel. Acres, 2,480. Real property, £3,621. Pop., 409. Houses, 76. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £110.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church was enlarged in 1864. There are two endowed schools for respectively boys and girls.

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



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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "STAVELEY, a township and chapelry in the parish of Cartmel, hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 6 miles N. of Cartmel, and 9 N.E. of Ulverston. Kendal is its post town. The village, which is small, is situated at the bottom of Windermere. The township contains the hamlets of Ayside, Barber Green, Seatle, and part of Newby Bridge. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, value £108. The church was enlarged in 1844. The charities produce about £33 per annum. There are endowed schools for both sexes. The Earl of Burlington is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Staveley was a township in the parish of Cartmel.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Staveley 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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