All publications are available at the HISTORY SOCIETY ROOM above
the Information Centre in Sedbergh or by post from SDHS
Publications, c/o 72A, Main Street, SEDBERGH, Cumbria. LA10 5AD.
VOLUME ONE: NEWSLETTERS
These twelve Newsletters, first printed between 1981 and 1984,
constitute Volume One of the Society's Publications. They vary
from 8 to 32 pages and are all A4 in size.
1. July 1981 Millthrop Mill ( Part 1 ); Nos. 6 & 7 Settlebeck,
2. Sept 1981 The Old Granary, Back Lane; Millthrop Mill (2)
3. Dec 1981 Millthrop Mill (3); Thorns Hall, Sedbergh; The
Cornmills of Gawthrop; Dent Marble Works; Hobson’s Farm, Cowgill
4. Mar 1982 New Street, Sedbergh; Millthrop Mill (4); the
Atlantic Slave Trade; The Old Police House, Garsdale; A Sedbergh
Schoolteacher (1); Hobson's Farm (2); Blands of Cowgill; Robert
5. Sept 1982 Burnt Mill and Dowbiggin Foot; A Sedbergh
Schoolteacher (2); Archers Hall, Sedbergh; Robert Willan (2); The
6. Mar 1983 John Haygarth; Pendragon Castle; Robert Willan (3);
Hobson's Farm (3); The Great Garsdale Flood, 1889.
7. Aug 1983 Black Holes in Family History; Derry Cottages,
8. Oct 1983 William Moister; Hobson's Farm (4); John Dawson of
9. Feb 1984 Hallbank, Dent, A Country Workhouse (1);
Methodism in Sedbergh; Birks, Sedbergh; The Fishwick Family; James
Inman; The Book Club.
10. Aug 1984 Isaac Hadwen, Clockmaker; Hallbank, Dent
(2); John Dawson Watson; Sedbergh by Gaslight (1); Methodism in
11. Dec 1984 Cautley and the Cautley Family; The Gawthrop Family
12. Apr 1985 Hebblethwaite Hall; The Westalls of
Dent; St. Gregory's Church, Vale of Lune; A Sedbergh Artist in
VOLUME TWO: SEDBERGH HISTORIANS:
Volume Two consists of those six Sedbergh Historians printed from
1985 to 1991 inclusive. Issue 1 is 32 pages, photocopied and
bound. All the others are 48 pages and printed.
1. Oct 1985
An Edwardian Childhood in Cowgill; the Wharton Bible Charity;
William Westall's North of England Prints; The Name of Akrigg;
Sedbergh by Gas Light (2).
2. Feb 1987
The Wilkinsons of Garsdale; The Golden Lion Inn; Hartley Coleridge
and the Bronte Novels; History of the Prep. School (1);
Emigration from Dent; Early Quakers in the Eden Valley.
3. Feb 1988
The History of Dovecote Gill, Dowbiggin; Gressums and Fines; The
Free Grammar School, Dent (1); Poet Close of Kirkby Stephen;
Victorian Sedbergh; The Church in Garsdale; The Dent Survey of
1602; Some Sedbergh Solicitors; The Enclosure of Bluecaster; The
Kaber Rigg Plot; Prep School Sedbergh (2).
4. Feb 1989
The Cartulary of Cockersands Abbey; The Purchase of the Manor of
Garsdale; Mines and Quarries on Baugh Fell; A Travelling
Baptismal Register; History of the Workhouse, Sedbergh; The Free
Grammar School, Dent (2); The Diary of William Pooley Blacow (1);
Prep. School Sedbergh (3).
5. Feb 1990
The History of the Spout in Dowbiggin; A History of Wharton Hall;
Baines of Hegholme Hall, Killington; The Family History of Dr John
Haygarth; Building the New Workhouse; Sedbergh and the Religious
Census, 1851; The Diary of William Pooley Blacow (2); The Colliers
of Dentdale; The White Hart and Finkle Street, 1740 - 1946.
6. Feb 1991
Archaeological Survey in Howgill; Sarthwaite in Dowbiggin; Life of
Roger Lupton; Nature Diary of James Haygarth; Sedbergh Turnpike
Trust (1); The Wharton Memorial at Kirkby Stephen Church; History
of Hollow Mill, Dent.
VOLUME THREE: SEDBERGH HISTORIANS:
Volume Three consists of those six Sedbergh Historians printed
from 1992 to 1997 inclusive.
1. Feb 1992
The Cowper Family of Sedbergh; The Parringtons of Garsdale;
Sedbergh Turnpike Trust (2); Sedbergh Church and Vicarage in the
18th Century; The Manor of Dent; Benjamin Shaw, Growing up in
2. Feb 1993
The Ancient Kingdom of Dent; Lands of the Monks and Canons;
Lordships and Manors of Sedbergh; Sedbergh Turnpike Trust (3);
Elizabeth Fothergill; The Diary of William Pooley Blacow (3).
3. Feb 1994
Limekilns and Limeburning in Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dent (1);
Sedbergh Church and Coverham Abbey; Pre-Reformation Rectors and
Vicars; George Fothergill; Sedbergh Constables’ Accounts (1);
William Corney of Oaks and the Crowthers of Garths; The Surname
4. Feb 1995
Limekilns and Limeburning (2); Population of Sedbergh, Garsdale
and Dent; Enclosure of Dent Commons; Haygarths of Dent and
Garsdale; Pews in Garsdale Church; Queen Anne’s Bounty in Dentdale;
Food Through the Ages; Boundaries of Garsdale Manor.
5. Feb 1996
Excavations at Crosedale Beck (1); Medieval Sedbergh and Dent;
Dentdale in the Days of Henry VIII; Foundation of Sedbergh School;
Sedbergh Constables’ Accounts (2).
6. Feb 1997
Twelve Dentdale Pubs; Sedbergh and the Normans; The Diary of
William Pooley Blacow (4); Hebblethwaites in Marthwaite (1);
Harper Family of Garsdale; 41, Main Street, Sedbergh. Review of
“Light in the Dales”.
VOLUME FIVE: SEDBERGH HISTORIANS
Volume Five consists of those six Sedbergh Historians printed from
1998 to 2003 inclusive.
1 Feb 1998
Excavations at Crosedale Beck (2); Adam de Staveley; Bridges of
Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dent (1); A Tale of Two Queens;
Hebblethwaikes in Marthwaite (2); Atkinsons of Crosedale Beck;
Letters Home from L/Cpl Walter Sanderson
2 Feb 1999 History
of Thorns Hall; Medieval Howgill; Caveliers and Roundheads;
Bridges of Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dent (2); Adam Sedgwick and Dent
Fault; Sedbergh in 1851
3 Feb 2000 Description of Farms in Dentdale; Deadly Days in
Stuart Dentdale; Sedbergh Post Office; Adam Sedgwick and Dent
Fault (2); Akay in Marthwaite; Thomas Hadwen alias Thomas Ward;
Early Stuart Dentdale
4 June 2001 Tale of Two Queens. Field Boundaries in Howgill
(LHI), Intacks and Lotmunds Encroachment and Enclosure. Births
Marriages and Deaths in Eighteenth Century Dentdale,
Thistlethwaites and Carters of Dentdale, Mines and Quarries in
Garsdale, Mid-Nineteenth Century Dentdale
5 June 2002 Development of the Parochial System, Sedbergh
United Charities and Widows' Hospital part I, Farms in Fell End
Ravenstonedale, End of the Manor of Dentdale Thomas Dawson's Free
School in Garsdale, Cowkeepers of Liverpool, Back Yards at
Sedbergh in 1940s
6 June 2003 Charities for the Poor in the Township of
Garsdale, Westhouses: Masons Sills and Suttons, William Wordsworth
and Sedbergh. Maps of Lower Dentdale. Sedbergh United Charities
and Widows' Hospital part II, Brassingtons Builders, Air Raid on
VOLUME SIX: SEDBERGH HISTORIANS
Volume Six consists of those Sedbergh Historians printed from 2004
to 2017 inclusive.
St Andrew’s Sedbergh at the Reformation, The Damning of Dentdale,
Another Tithe Strike in Dentdale & Garsdale, John Haygarth
1740-1827, Willan of Shoolbred, Robert Foster 1754-1827, Houses
in Dentdale, Sedbergh United Charities and Widows’ Hospital part
2005 Silver Jubilee Issue
Perambulations of the Dent Boundaries, Dr Roger Lupton 1456-1540,
Corn Mills in Sixteenth Century Dent, The Wealth of Local Farmers
in past Centuries, Local Farming in Past Centuries, The Local
Hand-Knitting Industry, The History Of Two Poor Charities In Dent,
Bracken on Bracken.
Restoration of St Andrew’s Sedbergh, Some Mill Owning Families in
Early Dent, Willan of Nether Mill in 16th Century, Comings and
Goings of Sedbergh Schoolboys, The Herd Family of Howgill,
Vagrancy in Kirkby Stephen
Boundaries of Deepdale, Local Wills in Tudor Times, Quarrying in
the area, Garsdale in the Nineteenth Century, Plantations in the
West Indies, Windows of St Andrews’s Sedbergh
Asshes, Ashbeckgill in Soolbank, Sixteenth Century Vicars of
Sedbergh, The Rise and Decline of Local Quakerism, The Brunskills
Photographers, Cowkeepers, William Dawson, John Atkinson’s
Howgill Church Choir 1840s, Sedbergh Masters and Martyrs,
Millthrop, Sedbergh Braggs, Robert Foster, The Brunskill Family;
Asshes, Ashbeckgill in Soolbank 2, Seventeenth and Eighteenth
Century Vicars of Sedbergh, Ale and Beer in Sedbergh, War Diary of
Edmund Herd pt1. Landownership in Dentdale, Dialect Speech in
Change in Victorian Dentdale, Origins of a Royal Tale, A Cautley
Methodist Family in the 1860s, War Diary of Edmund Herd pt2. The
Ancestry of Anthony and Alice Hewitson.
Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Vicars of Sedbergh, War
Diary of Edmund Herd pt3, Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, The
Willan Family USA, Peter Moor, John Dawson Watson, Baliol School.
Robert Willan, Florence Upton’s Absences from Ingmire, Founding
Sedbergh’s Workhouses, Beyond Red Letter Days, War Diary of Edmund
Herd pt4, Thomas (Tommy) Moor(e).
The Cowper Family (1); A Garsdale Thistlethwaite Family; Sedgwick
Dialect and Language; The Extraordinary Termination of Bland Mill;
Sedbergh Households 1851; The Borders Voyage to India 1915.
Reminiscences the History Society 1980-88; Cowper Family (2);
William Sutton; Three Colonels Hebblethwaite; Wartime Sedbergh,
The History Society 1989-2000; Wartime Sedbergh 1939-40; William
John Sutton; Cowper Family (3)
More History Society Reminiscences; Some Willan Family Letters
from Dent to Upper Canada, 1822–1840; Wartime Sedbergh – 1942;
VOLUME SEVEN: SEDBERGH HISTORIANS
Richard Herd, The Howgill Poet; Was James Spicer at Waterloo?; The
Blackest Day in WW1 in the Sedbergh District; Wartime Sedbergh
NEWSLETTERS AS SENT TO MEMBERS..
Wills of Reginald Harryson of Sedbergh; Richard Capstick of Dent;
Henry Hebblethwaite of Sedbergh. Rental of the Manor of Sedbergh,
1570; Tom Bracken and the Burglar; Cowgill School Hebblethwaite
Family; Shuttleworths and Hebblethwaite Hall.
Wills of Edmond Guye and Henry Guy of Hollin Hill; John and Robert
Heblethwaite of Archers Hall; Samuel Archer of Pluckey; John and
George Nelson of Picthill in Garsdale. Sedbergh in the 1840s;
Mackereth Hill, Cautley; Barth, Dent; A Walk in the Lune Valley;
Two Dales of Ground in Soolbank; Revenue and Expenditure of Hornby
Castle; Garsdale National Elementary School; Report of the County
Medical Officer; Customnal of the Manors of Sedbergh and Lenacre
in Dent, 1569; The Workhouse Master from Dentdale; The Clouds
Wills of Sir John and Braithwaite Otway; Edward Guy of Halifax;
James Fawcett of Beckside in Cautley; and Charles Atkinson of
Borrad. Navvies at Dent Head; Ingmire Hall; Walk around Frostrow;
Petition to the Assize Justices from Sedbergh; Moss in Frostrow;
Marriage of Mrs E. Blades; Borwen Head, Dent; Bridges in Sedbergh;
Swarthgill Sunday School; A Quaker Marriage.
Wills of Edward Ratcliffe, Thomas and Ellianor Hadwen, George
Fawcett of Stonehall and Daniel Tennant of Garsdale Foot; Deeds of
Evans House and Ashbeckgill; Peat Potts on Bluecaster; Mill Sites
around Sedbergh; Dr Batty’s Day Book; Sale of Leonard Haygarth's
Goods; A Letter from America.
of William Thistlethwaite of Dent, Mr Francis Cowper of Dowbiggin
Foot and John Spicer of Eastbanks, Dent; Short List of Documents
held by SDHS; Window Tax for Sedbergh. 1728 and 1738; Church of
St. Gregory, Vale of Lune.
Wills of Edmund Bland the Younger and Edmund Bland the Elder of
Hollin Hill, James Davis, Solicitor; Jurors in 1741; Dent's
Earliest Deed; Poll Tax of 1379; Additions to the SDHS Archive;
Sedbergh and Dent in the Court of Augmentations Records; The
Kendal Mercury; The Sedbergh Pest; Sedbergh Market.
of Bridges; Sedbergh's Public Houses; White Horse alias the Blue
Ball; Oral History; Local Marriage Bonds; Howgill Excavation;
Kendal Weekly Mercury; Dent Burial Register; Baliol School; Dent
Apprenticeship Indentures; Will of William Jackson; Crosedale Beck
in Howgill; Sedbergh Rectory; More Newspaper Cuttings.
Whereabouts of Local Wills; Wills of William and Agnes Dent of
Cautley, Myles Archer of Kendal; William Adamthwaite Mackever;
Muster Roll, Hearth Tax; Miles Leighton of Dumfries; Garsdale
Wesleyan Methodist Church; House on Bun Row; Bellow, Thwaite Head
and Pikehill in Garsdale ( 1584 to 1739 ); Lune Side Agricultural
Society; Deeds at Wakefield; Master of the Workhouse.
Wills of Mark Rumney, Vicar of Dent and James Heblethwaite of the
Flowered Busk, Extent of Manor of Sedbergh; Local Slave Trade;
Aikrigg and Stone Park, Killington; Holme in Middleton; Crosedale
Excavation Update; Hearth Tax; Messuages and Tenements; The Laws
of Garsdale; A Walk through Dowbiggin; Repeal of the Corn Laws;
Bitch Hill Smithy in Dent.
Wills of James Dawson of Grassholme Blade in Garsdale, Joseph
Holme of Sarthwaite in Dowbiggin and James Sedgwick of Ingmire.
Emigration to New Zealand in the 1860s; Dentdale's Earliest
Inhabitants; Livestock in 1736; Longthwaite / Thwake in
Howgill;Cockersand Abbey; Site of Barth Mill; Mottes and Baileys
in the Lune Valley; Documents relating to Garsdale; Deeds of
Gileses, Saltergills, Badgerdub, Pikehill and Crossthwaite, all in
Garsdale; Slate Quarry in Dentdale; Guy Fawkes Night in Dent.
Will of John Cowper of Pedgecroft; Local Record Offices, Addresses
and Contact Numbers; Lady Elizabeth Otway; Ancient Enclosures on
Crag Side; Place-names of Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dent (1), (2),
(3); Graveyard Recording Group Update; Local Heritage Initiative -
Howgill Project (1); Blirtses in Lower Garsdale; Manor of Sedbergh
Admittances in 1469.
Will of James Wadeson of Broadyeat in Dowbiggin; Place-names of
and Dent (4); Eastern Soolbank c1280; Sedbergh Market, an Update;
Beckfoot and Crook of Lune in Howgill; Local Heritage Initiative -
Howgill Project (2); Bee Boles and Allied Structures; Thomas and
Grace Nelson; Reports in the Westmorland Gazette; Manor of
of Dent; Date Lists, Bowscale in Dowbiggin, Millbeck and
Rawridding in Dent; Littletown in Garsdale; Christianity in the
Dales - Symposium; Book Reviews; Travelling over the Sands;
LHI Boundaries in Howgill, Revd. Peter Walkden's Diary, Fragments
of Local History in the PRO, Locals and Offcomers, Annie Blades,
Dent Tennis Club, Workhouse Entrants 1732-9, Harbourgill, Sedbergh
Memories, Guides to Records - Census Parish Registers
Sedbergh Shops in 1940s Survey, Snowdrop Band Library, Dent Parish
Registers, Golden Jubilees 1837 & 2002 Guides to Records - Tithe
Maps Hearth Tax Returns Muster Rolls Land Tax Returns, Wills and
Furness Railway, Upton Family, Property of Sedbergh Rectory 1568,
1st Edition OS Map Sedbergh, Dent Parish Magazines 1895,
Killington Schoolmaster's Diary 1876, Family of Roger Lupton,
Buildings, Grandfather's House Dent 1940s, Cowkeeping Liverpool,
Visits to Hoffmann Kiln, Gayle Mill, Kirkby Lonsdale
Family of Roger Lupton, Grandfather's House Dent 1940's. Building,
Buffalo Bill in Kendal, Workhouse, Visits, Pilgrimage of Grace,
Henry Hope of Ravenstonedale, Unusual Doorway, Sedbergh Musical
Society, Women's Rights.
Dent Boundaries, Pilgrimage of Grace, Sedbergh Wartime Defences,
John Haygarth, Brougham Hall and other houses, Local
Measurements, Killington Hall, Uptons, Dent Grammar School,
Cowkeeping, Andrew de Harcla, Brunskill Photographs, The Uptons,
Cornmills in Dentdale, Ingleborough, Middleton Chantry, Holmes A
Askew, Sedbergh Railway, Sedbergh Manor Minutes 1857, Visits to
Middleham, Leighton Hall and Lancaster
Bank Barns, Boskins and Beeholes, Who was Whaley, Phantom
Footsteps, Local Farming, Windermere Canada, Sedbergh Cricket,
Sedbergh School 16th Century, Cowkeepers, Quarries, Clergy
Ordinations 1510-1541, Webster Buildings, HMMTB 93 Sedbergh,
Mystery at Black Horse, Thomas Mawson, Wilberforce
Ice Age Dentdale, Fitzhughs, Sedberghians in Tibet, Civil War,
Time Team in Garsdale, Queen’s Gardens, Middleton Hall, John
Dawson, Sedbergh War Memorial, Dr Roger Lupton, Sanctuary at
Durham, Common Land
Walking Match 1878, Great War Bibles, Boundary Perambulations,
Turnpike Tolls, Gervase Benson, Napoleon Westmorland Connections,
Phantoms of Upper Eden, Manhole Covers, John Whitwell, Lord
Armstrong and Dent, Hebblethwaite family, Tommy Handley,
Traditional Food, Ploughing and Hedging 1879, Local Methodism
Food, Lady Ann Clifford, Ploughing and Hedging, Methodism, William
Sawrey, F W Stacey, Memories, People’s Hall, Typhoid Dent 1889,
Crucks, Conscription, Nowells.
Sedbergh Union Workhouse, Auschwitz to Ambleside, Gunpowder Mills,
St Andrew’s Church Bells, Pilgrimage of Grace, Afghanistan,
Reports of SDHS activities and activities
Appleby New Fair, Cumbrians on the Move, Stone Circles, Newspaper
Cuttings 1897, Joss Lane Auction Mart, The Ironstone Man, Extracts
Kendal Mercury 1861, Northumbria,
HSBC Bank, Kosovo Journeys, Bowling, Evacuation of Kabul 1929,
Killington, Prof Sedgwick and Dent, Diary Thos Fenwick, Adam
Day in Dales 1912; New Road in Dent; Dr Inman; Mr Batty; Oral
History; Brontes; Roman Roads; Folk Song; Marriage and Death
Dent Rushbearing; Sizergh; Dentdale Skull; Low Borrowbridge; Crime
and Punishment; Floods; Richard III; Horticultural Show; Carlisle
Cathedral; Evacuation in WW2; Rugby and Football, Jack Brown and
Foundation Sedbergh School; Adam Sedgwick Memorial; Battle of the
Nile; Doon Dent poem; Settle Carlisle Railway; Ted Morphet; Horse
Racing; Reports Burma; Archaeology A66; Entrances; Notebook re
Vaughan Williams; Great Wall of China
Excerpts from Canada; Dr Garnett Taking the Northern Waters;
William Westall; News 1867; Reports Medieval North Craven; Burma
2; Cowkeepers; Westfield Memorial Village; Bluecaster Enclosure;
Kynren; Dickens and Cowgill; Dent Marble; Rievaulx; Penrith;
Constable Burton’ Shap Stones
Boskin, Skelbuse and Foddergang; Guldrey Lodge; Monasteries of NW;
Highland Clearances; Slavery in the UK; Visit to Slovenia; Book of
Bridges Garsdale to Hawes; Sedbergh’s WW2 Effort; Richard Smith
Solicitor and Cricket; Holme Mill; Visits to Barbon, Browsholme
Hall; Sedbergh’s Lady Bell Ringers; Archaeology of the Lune Gorge;
Log Boats to Edwardian Steamboats in the Lake District; Visit to
St. Helena; The Yards of Kendal; A Railway for Sedbergh;
Remembrance 2018; Newspaper Extracts December 1918.
The Newsletters and the Sedbergh Historian are now edited by a
board consisting of Diane Elphick and Julie Leigh. If you have any
correspondence relating to the Society's Publications please write
to the Editor c/o, The History Room, 72A Main Street SEDBERGH,
Cumbria LA 10 5AD.
If you would like to contribute an Article to next year's Sedbergh
Historian, please let us know as soon as possible. Because of the
long lead time involved with publications such as this we must
have finished articles on or before January 31st.