New Hutton


"Old Hutton, New Hutton, and Holme Scales... At first there was only one general name of Hutton. The distinction between Old and New Hutton seems to have come in about the beginning of the reign of king Edward the first [c.1272]. Holme Scales is in the parish of Burton; being, as the name imports, scales or huts belonging to Holme in that parish. But for the sake of vicinity and convenience, Holme Scales hath for a long time been annexed to Old Hutton, and is now deemed part of that township or constablewick."
[Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777. Transcribed by A Nichols.]


New Hutton is a parish in Kendal Ward. It was formerly part of the extremely large Kendal parish.
Adjacent parishes include Greyrigg, Killington, Old Hutton and Crosscrake.



Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.


Church History

St Stephen
Church with W tower. Built 1828 by George Webster.
Church plans (1828-30) from ICBS archive on Church Plans Online.
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbriaSt.
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 registers1741-1891
Marriage registers1744-1979
Banns registers1823-1944
Burial registers1796-1976
Bishops transcripts1813-1881

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR18 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).


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of New Hutton which are provided by:



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




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which New Hutton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Records relating to the Barony of Kendale, CWAAS, William Farrer & John F. Curwen (editors) are available on British History Online for

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of New Hutton , Old Hutton with Holmscales and Scalthwaiterigg, Hay & Hutton



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD560924 (Lat/Lon: 54.325679, -2.678781), New Hutton which are provided by:


Probate Records

Wills for New Hutton 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 Scalthwaitrigg transcribed on Edenlinks transcribed on Edenlinks..

Hearth Tax records for 1674 New Hutton transcribed on Edenlinks.
Hearth Tax records for 1674 Hutton in the Hay transcribed on Edenlinks.
Hearth Tax records for 1674 Hay transcribed on Edenlinks.