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Long Sleddale, or Longsleddale, Westmorland

Historical Description

Sleddale, Long, or Longsleddale, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Kendal parish, Westmorland, 3½ miles NE by N of Staveley railway station, and 7 N by W of Kendal. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Kendal. Acreage, 6735, of which 35 are water; population, 135. The surface is a mountain vale 6½ miles long and about half a mile wide, extending south-south-eastward from Gatescarth Pass, traversed by the upper reaches of the river Sprint, flanked by lofty mountains green and rocky, and containing pretty cascades and some fine scenery. There is a quarry of blue slate in the vale. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Kendal. The church was rebuilt in 1863, and is in the Gothic style.

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 Long Sleddale, or Longsleddale from the following:

Land and Property

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