Natland, Westmorland Family History Guide

Natland is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Westmorland, created in 1746 from chapelry in Kendal Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Water Crook and Helm Lodge.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1777
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Natland

  • Heversham
  • Kendal
  • Crosscrake
  • Helsington

Historical Descriptions


Natland, a village and a township-chapelry in Kendal parish, Westmoreland. The village stands adjacent to the Kendal and Lancaster canal and to the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, near the river Kent, ¾ of a mile SSW of Oxenholme r. station, and 2¼ S by E of Kendal. The chapelry includes the village, extends into the country, and contains the r. station. Real property, £2,029. Pop., 276. Houses, 49. Helm Lodge is a chief residence. Water-Crook, at a bend of the river Kent, was the site of the Roman station Galacum; and altars, coins, and other relics have been found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £96. Patron, the Vicar of Kendal. The church was rebuilt in 1825, at a cost of £550; and has a tower. There is an endowed parochial school.

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


  • County: Westmorland
  • Civil Registration District: Kendal
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Kendal
  • Diocese: Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Kendal
  • Poor Law Union: Kendal
  • Hundred: Kendal
  • Province: York