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Witherslack, Westmorland

Historical Description

Witherslack, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Beetham parish, Westmorland, on the river Winster, 6 miles N by E of Grange-over-Sands railway station, and 10 SW of Kendal. There is a post and telegraph office under Grange-over-Sands (R.S.O); money order office, Grange-over-Sands. Acreage of township, 4586 of land and 365 of water and foreshore; population, 462. The ecclesiastical parish includes the township of Meathop and Ulpha. Population, 562. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The Earl of Derby is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £229 with residence. The church consists of nave and embattled western tower. Barwick's charity was founded here in 1664 by Dean Barwick and his brother Peter, both natives, and yields £580 a year for the vicar, the school founded by them, and other purposes.

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 parishBeetham 
Poor Law unionKendal 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Witherslack from the following:

Land and Property

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