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High Street, Westmorland

Historical Description

High Street, a mountain ridge in Westmorland, dividing Kentmere from Troutbeck, and extending northward to Swarth Fell between the vale of the Lowther and the lower part of Ulleswater. It culminates in a summit 2700 feet high, at the divergence of Kentmere, Troutbeck, Patterdale, and Mardale, and it has also the summits of Yoke, Hill Bell, and Froswick to the S, and those of Kidsty Pike and Lade Pot to the N. A Roman road, going up from Kendal, went along the ridge, passed within a few feet of the culminating summit, was the loftiest road ever formed in England, and gave rise to the seemingly anomalous name of High Street. Many parts of the ridge command splendid views.

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.