"MANSERGH, a chapelry in the parish of KIRKBY-LONSDALE, LONSDALE ward, county of WESTMORLAND, S miles (N. N. W.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale, containing 157 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, dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1726, by the subscriptions of Jacob Dawson and others. The river Lune runs through the chapelry. "
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
Mansergh is a parish in Lonsdale Ward. It was part of Kirkby Lonsdale parish until 1728.
It is next to Casterton, Barbon, Middleton and Preston Patrick.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
1880 by Paley & Austin. Georgian baluster font.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (English Heritage site).
History and description on Wikipedia.
Church plans from ICBS archive on Church Plans Online (Lambeth Palace Library).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site
More details and maps in Genuki Westmorland Church Database
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 WPR73 for information on these and other parish records..
For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGIbatch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Mansergh to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Mansergh 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 SD603839 (Lat/Lon: 54.249513, -2.610079), Mansergh 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 Mansergh transcribed on Edenlinks.