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South Stainmore

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"STAINMORE, a chapelry in the parish of BROUGH, EAST ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 4 miles (E. S. E.) from Brough, containing 6lfi inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Carlisle, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Earl of Thanet. The chapel was erected as a school-house in 1594, consecrated for divine service in 1608, and repaired, in 1699, by Thomas, Earl of Thanet, who built the school-house adjoining, in which about thirty children are instructed, but the only permanent income attached to it is an annuity of £8, devised by Sir Cuthbert Buckle, Knt., in 1594. "
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Stainmore or South Stainmore is a parish in the East Ward of the county adjacent to Kirkby Stephen, Brough and Durham.
Until 1721 it was a chapelry of Kirkby Stephen so additional information may be found under yhat parish.



Returns survive for Stainmoor for the 'census' of 1787 and are held at the Kendal Record Office of Cumbria Archives Service. The Record Office reference is WQ/SP/C. They are transcribed in Vital Statistics published by Curwen Archives Trust 1992. ISBN 1897590008.

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

Transcript and index for 1851 has been published by the Cumbria Family History Society and also in 'North Westmorland - An Index to the 1851 Census' compiled by David Lowis and Barbara Slack.


Church History

 St Stephen's Church, South Stainmore by David Rogers
(c) David Rogers

St Stephen's, South Stanemore
The church was built in 1842.
It comprises a three-bay nave and chancel with projecting square bellcote.
This and other photographs are on the Geograph site.
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
Access and contact details on Church of England site.

Church Records

Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.

Baptism registers 1708-1880
Marriage registers 1711-1738
Banns registers -
Burial registers -
Bishops transcripts 1795-1856

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR23B  for information on these and other parish records..

For searching on LDS see  IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott) 
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).


Description and Travel

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



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Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of  Stainmore



1641/2 193(est)
1671 462(est)
1787 331?
1801 530

Probate Records

Kirkby Thore is in the diocese of Carlisle and wills will be in Carlisle Record Office.