"MIDDLETON, a chapelry in the parish of KIRKBY-LONSDALE, LONSDALE ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 3 miles (N. by E.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale, containing 252 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Kirkby-Lonsdale, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Ghost, was built at the expense of the inhabitants, in 1634, on ground given by Dr. Christopher Bainbridge, a native of this place. A school has been erected by subscription, and is endowed with about £10 per annum for teaching poor children. "
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
Middleton is a parish in Lonsdale Ward, formerly part of Kirkby Lonsdale parish.
It adjoins the West Riding of Yorkshire and is close to the parishes of Killington, Mansergh and Barbon.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
1878-9 by C J Ferguson. Nave, chancel and bellcote.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (English Heritage site).
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 WPR40 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.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Middleton 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 SD643869 (Lat/Lon: 54.2764, -2.549451), Middleton which are provided by:
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- 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 Middleton transcribed on Edenlinks.