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Winster, Westmorland

Historical Description

Winster, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in the ancient parish of Kendal, Westmorland, on the rivulet Winster, 44 miles S by E of Windermere railway station, with a post office under Windermere; money order and telegraph office, Bowness. Population, 100. Under the Local Government Act of 1894, Winster with an outlying portion of Windermere and Crook was formed into a district named Undermillbeck, and has a parish council of five members. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Kendal. The church, erected in 1874 to replace a former one, is a building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N porch, and bell-turret.

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 parishWindermere 
Poor Law unionKendal 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Winster from the following:

Land and Property

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