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Natland

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"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.]

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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.

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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

SD5289 : St Mark's Church, Natland by Alexander P Kapp
© A P Kapp
St Mark
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
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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Natland 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 Natland 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  Natland  and a completed VCH draft  township history 

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Maps

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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Probate Records

Wills for Natland 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 Natland transcribed on Edenlinks.