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Natland, Westmorland

Historical Description

Natland, a village and a township in Kendal parish, Westmorland. The village stands adjacent to the Kendal and Lancaster Canal, near the river Kent, three-quarters of a mile SSW of Oxenhoime station on the L. & N.W.R., and 2½ S by E of Kendal. It has a post office under Kendal; money order and telegraph office, Sedgwick. Acreage of township, 1155; population, 464; of the ecclesiastical parish, 471. Helm Lodge is a chief residence. Water Crook, at a bend of the river Kent, was the site of the Roman station Galacnm; and altars, coins, and other relics have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £174 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Kendal. The church was rebuilt in 1825 and enlarged in 1878, It consists of chancel, nave, and an embattled western tower. A home for waifs and strays was founded in 1882, and new buildings were erected in 1884.

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 Natland from the following:

Land and Property

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