"Crosscrake Chapel which includes within its juridiction the townships of Stainton and Sedgwick, occupies a central situation for the inhabitants of those places, three and a half miles S. by E. of Kendal. It is a neat edifice, rebuilt in 1773 by the help of a charity brief; and was greatly improved and enlarged in 1842, by Thomas Philipson, Esq., at a cost of £200. The original chapel was founded and endowed about the year 1190, by Anselm de Furness, son of the first Michael le Fleming, and in the latter part of the thirteenth century was granted by Sir William Strickland to Cartmel Priory. Having no provision for a curate after the suppression of the religious houses, it was neglected and suffered to go to decay . . . until 1757, when Bishop Keene, Dr. Stratford, and the curate subscribed £200 to obtain £200 more from Queen Anne's bounty. . . . The vicar of Heversham is the patron, and the Rev. John Wallas M.A. is the incumbent."
[Parson & White, History and Directory of Westmorland, Mannex & Co 1851]
Crosscrake is a parish in Kendal Ward, formerly part of Heversham parish.
Neighbouring parishes include Natland, Levens, Preston Patrick and Old Hutton.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
1875 Paley & Austin.
This and other photographs are on the Geograph site
History and description on Wikipedia.
Church plans (1822-26) 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
Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.
See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR65 for information on these and other parish records..
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or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).
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