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Selside, Westmorland

Historical Description

Selside, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Westmorland. The township lies 4 miles from Kendal station on the L. & N.W.R., and bears the name of Selside and Whitwell. Acreage, 3375 of land and 13 of water; population, 202. The manor belongs to the Bagot family of Levens. The ecclesiastical parish also includes the township of Fawcett Forest. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office at Kendal or Burneside. Population, 244. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £172 with residence. The church, in the Gothic style, was built probably about 1709. Rebuilt in 1838, it was thoroughly restored in 1893, and a western tower in the 15th century style added in 1894. There is an endowed school.

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 Selside from the following:

Land and Property

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