"Whitwell and Selside... Inclining westward, we come to Whitwell and Selside, which though separate divisions, yet make but one constablewick, and seem to have been originally but one manor. When they were first separated doth not appear. ... Fawcet Forest, at the utmost extremity of the parish towards the east and north. It was anciently called Fauside. It is within the chapelry of Selside."
[Nicolson and Burn: History and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.Transcribed by A Nichols.]
Selside is a parish in Kendal Ward. It was formerly part of the extremely large Kendal parish.
Neighbouring parishes include Long Sleddale, Burnside, Greyrigg and Orton.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
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 WPR30 for information on these and other parish records..
For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGIbatch 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Selside to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Selside 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
Selside and Whitwell (also Supplementary Records)
Bannisdale and Fawcet Forest(also Supplementary Records)
Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Selside and Whitwell and Fawcett Forest
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY528024 (Lat/Lon: 54.4151, -2.728536), Selside which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.)