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"Underbarrow and Bradley Field... This is the last division that remains to be spoken of in the parish of Kendal. Underbarrow hath its name from its situation under the barrow, hill, or scar, which extends from north to south all along in this division. That part which is called Bradley Field received its denomination from a family of the name of Bradley, which came from Bradley in Lancashire. There was an ancient chapel at this place [Underbarrow]. In the year 1708, this chapel was rebuilt at the expence of the inhabitants of Underbarrow only (for Bradley Field is not in the chapelry). "
[Nicolson and Burn: History and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777.]

Underbarrow is a parish in Kendal Ward. It was formerly included in the extremely large Kendal parish.
The adjacent parishes are Crook, Winster, Crosthwaite and Helsington.



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

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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Underbarrow area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

All Saints
Church of 1869 with polygonal apse and S porch with spire turret.
Historical and architectural notes on National Heritage List (English Heritage site).
Church plans from ICBS archive on Church Plans Online (Lambeth Palace Library).
Photograph(s) and description on VisitCumbria.
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 registers 1735-1868
Marriage registers 1735-1975
Banns registers 1755-1918
Burial registers 1821-1925
Bishops transcripts 1813-1865

See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR26 for information on these and other parish records..

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


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Underbarrow which are provided by:



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 Underbarrow to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Underbarrow 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 (Supplementary Records)

Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Underbarrow and Bradleyfield


Probate Records

Wills for Underbarrow 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 Underbarrow & Bradleyfield (Kendal) transcribed on Edenlinks.