"Long Sleddale. . . The chapel stands about the middle of the dale, and was made parochial. . . in 1712. Sleddale Beck, commonly called Spret, springs up in Wrangdale-head in this dale (a place famous for fine blue slate got there), runs southward all along the dale on the west side of the chapel and Ubarrow Hall, from thence on the east side of Burneshead Hall, and about half a mile below falls into the river Kent."
[Nicolson and Burn: History and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777. ]
Long Sleddale is a parish in Kendal Ward. It was formerly part of the extremely large Kendal parish.
Neighbouring parishes include Shap, Kentmere, Over Staveley and Sleddale.
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 WPR85 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 Long Sleddale to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Long Sleddale 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 NY490047 (Lat/Lon: 54.435534, -2.78771), Long Sleddale which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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 Long Sleddale transcribed on Edenlinks.