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Fawcet Forest, Westmorland

Historical Description

Fawcet Forest, a hamlet in Orton parish, Westmorland, 7 miles NNE of Kendal. The area is extensive, wild, mountainous, and barren, and so much as 5000 acres of it have been let for less than £500 a year. It anciently belonged to Byland Abbey.

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 Fawcet Forest from the following:

Land and Property

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