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Applethwaite, Westmorland

Historical Description

Applethwaite, a township and a parish in Westmoreland. The township contains Windermere village and railway station, includes part of Windermere Lake, and extends southward from the mouth of Troutbeck Vale to about a mile from Bowness. Post town, Windermere. Acreage, 9121; population of civil parish, 2252; of ecclesiastical, 1926. An upland tract on the NE side, between Troutbeck and Kentmere, is Applethwaite Common, on which is a reservoir with a capacity of 10,000,000 gallons. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; value, £260. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle.

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 Applethwaite from the following:

Land and Property

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA12
Post TownKeswick