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Kirkstone, Westmorland

Historical Description

Kirkstone, a mountain-pass in the W of Westmorland, on the road from Ambleside to Patterdale, 3½ miles NNE of Ambleside. It has an elevation of about 1200 feet above sea-level, is approached by steep ascents, practicable for carriages, has an inn computed to occupy a higher site than any other house in England, and is overhung on the W side by the precipice of the Red Screes. A very ancient sarcophagus, containing a coin and some bones, was discovered at the founding of the inn.

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.