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"HOLME, a township in that part of the parish of BURTON in KENDAL which is in LONSDALE ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 1 mile (N. by W.) from Burton in Kendal, containing 420 inhabitants. The Lancaster and Kendal canal passes through this place. Here are two extensive flax-mills and a linen manufactory. There is a place of worship for Independents."

[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Holme is a parish in Lonsdale Ward. Before 1812 it was in the parish of Burton in Kendal.
Adjoining parishes are Beetham and Hutton Roof.

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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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Holy Trinity
Church of 1839 with W tower.
Church plans (1838-39) 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 registers1842-1909
Marriage registers-
Banns registers1862-1972
Burial registers1842-1928
Bishops transcripts1856-1876

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR55 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 Holme which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Holme 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

The name probably derives from O.E. holm 'low flat land by a river, river meadow'.

Records relating to the Barony of Kendale, CWAAS, William Farrer & John F. Curwen (editors) are available on British History Online (also Supplementary Records).

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD530792 (Lat/Lon: 54.206441, -2.722431), Holme which are provided by:

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Probate Records

Wills for Holme 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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Taxation

Hearth Tax records for 1674 Holme (Burton) transcribed on Edenlinks.