Finsthwaite, Lancashire Family History Guide

Finsthwaite is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1724 from Colton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Alternative names: Colton Finsthwaite St Peter, Finthwaite

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1725
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1725

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Staveley
  • Cartmel
  • Colton
  • Hawkshead
  • Haverthwaite
  • Cartmel Fell
  • Rusland

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FINSTHWAITE, or Finthwaite, a chapelry in Colton parish, Lancashire; near the foot of Windermere, 7 miles N of Cark and Cartmel r. station, and 8 NE of Ulverstone. Post town, Newby-Bridge, under Newton-in-Cartmel. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £76. Patrons, Landowners.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Ulverstone
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Furness
  • Diocese: Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Furness and Cartmel
  • Poor Law Union: Ulverston
  • Hundred: Lonsdale
  • Province: York