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Kaber, Westmorland

Historical Description

Kaber, a township in Kirkby Stephen parish, Westmorland, 2½ miles NE of Kirkby Stephen, with a station on the M.R. and N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Kirkby Stephen. Acreage, 4581; population, 163. The manor belonged to the Kaberghs, passed to the Fulthorps, the Wandesworths, and the Wadesons, and now belongs to Lord Hothfield. A Republican rising, known as the Kaber Rigg Plot, took place here in 1663. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The free school has been closed since 1892, pending the issue of a scheme by Charity Commissioners.

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 parishBrough 
Poor Law unionEast ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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