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Firbank, Westmorland

Historical Description

Firbank, a township-chapelry in Kirkby Lonsdale parish, Westmorland, near the river Lune, the boundary with Yorkshire, 10 miles N of Kirkby Lonsdale, and 2 from Low Gill station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Sedhergh (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2985; population, 199. Much of the land is moor and mountain, and a conspicuous part of it is Firbank Fell. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £146 with residence.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishKirkby Lonsdale 
Poor Law unionKendal 
WardLonsdale 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Firbank from the following:


Land and Property

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