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Helsington, Westmorland

Historical Description

Helsington, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Westmorland, near the river Kent, 3 miles SW of Oxenhoime, and 3 from Kendal station on the L. & N.W.R. Post, money order, and telegraph office, EendaL Acreage, including part of Brigsteer, 3327; population of the township, 360; of the ecclesiastical parish, 419. The manor belongs to the Howards. Sizergh Castle, the ancient seat of the Strickland family, Prizet, and Stone Cross, are chief residences. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £158 with residence. The church is ancient. There are gunpowder mills.

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 parishKendal 
Poor Law unionKendal 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Helsington from the following:

Land and Property

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