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Long Sleddale

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"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. ]

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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.

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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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St. Mary
1863. Nave and chancel. Bellcote at W end
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 registers1670-1812
Marriage registers1671-1977
Banns registers-
Burial registers1712-1812
Bishops transcripts1813-1861

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).

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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Long Sleddale 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 Long Sleddale 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

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 Longsleddale

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY490047 (Lat/Lon: 54.435534, -2.78771), Long Sleddale which are provided by:

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Probate Records

Wills for Long Sleddale 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 Long Sleddale transcribed on Edenlinks.