"KILLINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of KIRKBYLONSDALE, LONSDALE ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 7 miles (N.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale, containing 335 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkby- Lonsdale. The chapel was re-pewed in 1824. A school is endowed with £7 per annum, for which, and trifling quarterages, sixteen children receive instruction: the school-room was built by subscription. Killington hall, now a farm-house, is an ancient tower-building, long the residence of the Pickerings."
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
Killington is a parish in Lonsdale Ward. It was formerly part of the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale.
It adjoins the West Riding of Yorkshire, and the parishes of Firbank, Middleton and Old Hutton.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
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 WPR34 for information on these and other parish records..
For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).
The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Killington to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Killington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Killington
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD606896 (Lat/Lon: 54.30076, -2.60701), Killington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Hearth Tax records for 1674 Killington transcribed on Edenlinks.