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Burneside

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"Burneshead... This name is variously written in ancient time, but most commonly Burneshead, and seems intended to signify the head of the burn or river which springs a little above in Kentmere. The chapel of Burneshead is common to Burneshead, Strickland Roger, and Strickland Ketel. To what saint it was dedicated, we have not certainly found. There is a well called the Miller's, formerly St. Oswald's well, about 30 yards north-east from the chapel, which probably leads to the name of the tutelar saint."
[Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777. Transcribed by A Nichols.]

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Burneside is a parish in Kendal Ward before 1717 part of the very large Kendal parish.
Nearby parishes are Crook, Over Staveley, Long Sleddale, Selside and Greyr

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Census

Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787. Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.

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Church History

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St Oswald
1880-1. Dec style. SW towerChurch plans from ICBS archive on Church Plans Online (Lambeth Palace Library).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database
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Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers1717-1925
Marriage registers1717-1966
Banns registers1823-1971
Burial registers1826-1923
Bishops transcripts1813-1895

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR 54 for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGIbatch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).

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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Burneside which are provided by:

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Directories

The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Burneside

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD494969 (Lat/Lon: 54.365165, -2.779886), Burneside which are provided by:

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Probate Records

Wills for Burneside 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.