"Natland is a small manor or lordship, containing only about 30 families [in 1777]. It seems to have had its name from the Nativi or bondmen probably placed there, as attendent upon the capital lord at Kendal castle to do servile offices, like as the inhabitants of Bongate nigh Appleby, or the Drengage tenants nigh Brougham castle. The chapelry also of Natland is commensurate to the manor."
[Nicolson and Burn: History and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.]
Natland is a parish in Kendal Ward. It was formerly part of Kendal parish.
It is close by the parishes of Helsington, Crosscrake and Old Hutton.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
© A P Kapp
Aisled church with big W tower of 1909-10 by Paley & Austin.
This and other photographs are on Geograph site.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (EH site).
Church plans from ICBS archive on Church Plans Online.
Access and contact details on Church of England site
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 Natland 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 SD524892 (Lat/Lon: 54.296173, -2.733563), Natland which are provided by:
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- 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 Natland transcribed on Edenlinks.