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"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.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Mansergh area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

Click here for larger photo of church by Kath Hayhurst
St Peter
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

Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers 1813-1943
Marriage registers 1839-1939
Banns registers -
Burial registers -
Bishops transcripts 1813-1870

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR73 for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS see IGIbatch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Mansergh which are provided by:



The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Mansergh



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Mansergh to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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.


Probate Records

Wills for Mansergh 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.



Hearth Tax records for 1674 Mansergh transcribed on Edenlinks.