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Troutbeck, Westmorland

Historical Description

Troutbeck, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish near Windermere, Westmorland. The village stands 3 miles N by W of Windermere railway station, and about 4 from Ambleside. It is not a village in the ordinary sense of the word, but a long series of houses bearing different names, and aggregately about 1¼ mile long, and has a post office under Windermere; money order and telegraph office, Windermere. The township comprises 5807 acres; population, 523. The parish has a council consisting of seven members. There is a slate quarry. The surface is a picturesque vale, overhung by mountains, and descending with magnificent outlook to the shore at Windermere Lake. The Troutbeck stream flows through the valley, and enters the lake near Calgarth Hall. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1882. Population, 660. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is old, and consists of chancel, nave, porch, and a square tower. It has a beautiful E window. There is a public institute.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishWindermere 
Poor Law unionKendal 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Troutbeck from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmorland is available to browse.