"LANGDALE, a chapelry, comprising Great and Little Langdale, in the parish of GRASMERE, KENDAL ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 8 miles (S.E. by .) from Orton, containing 317 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Rector of Grasmere. The chapel is situated at Great Langdale, and another once stood at a place now called Chapel-Mire, in Little Langdale. On a hill called Wreynose are placed three stones, denominated shire-stones, and marking the point at which the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancaster, meet and terminate. . . . A school was erected, in 1824, by the Gunpowder Company, in consideration of ground granted to them for the establishment of their manufactory."
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
Langdale is a parish in Kendal Ward to the West of the county, and in the Lake District.
It was formerly part of Grasmere parish. It adjoins with Cumberland, Lancashire and Rydal.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
This and other photographs are on the Geograph site.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (EnglishHeritage site).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Databas
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 WPR96 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).
Nicolson & Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.
"Langdale is divided into Great Langdale and Little Langdale...
The chapel stands in Great Langdale, but it belongs also to Little Langdale and Baisbrow.
In Little Langdale is a place called Chapel mire, where it is said a chapel formerly stood, which was removed and united to that of Great Langdale. Basebrowne (as it was anciently called) is within the constablewick of Langdale."
The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Langdale has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY291060 (Lat/Lon: 54.444503, -3.094861), Langdale which are provided by:
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- 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 Langdale transcribed on Edenlinks