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Killington

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"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]

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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.

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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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All Saints
Church with single chamber. Windows from C14/15th and C17th. Late C18th marble tablet.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (English Heritage site).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
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 registers1619-1900
Marriage registers1619-1969
Banns registers1824-1969
Burial registers1619-1813
Bishops transcripts1689-1873

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).

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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Killington 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 Killington 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 Killington

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD606896 (Lat/Lon: 54.30076, -2.60701), Killington which are provided by:

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Probate Records

Wills for Killington 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 Killington transcribed on Edenlinks.