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Backbarrow, Westmorland

Historical Description

Backbarrow, a small village in the parishes of Colton and Cartmel, on the SW border of Westmoreland, on the banks of the river Leven, adjacent to the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, 8½ miles SSW of Kendal. It has a post and money order office under Ulverston; Haverthwaite is the telegraph office and railway station. There are extensive iron works, and two large gunpowder mills.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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