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Lupton, Westmorland

Historical Description

Lupton, a township in Kirkby Lonsdale parish, Westmorland, 4 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. It includes the hamlet of Cowbrow. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office at Kirkby Lonsdale. Acreage, 3513 of land and 11 of water; population, 325. The population was temporarily increased at the last census by about 110 persons with the men working on the Manchester Waterworks, and Lupton was obliged on that account to have a parish council. Lupton Fell is a prominent feature, and Lupton Tower is a chief residence. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor. A chapel of ease, erected in 1867, is a small building in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisle, S porch, and a bell-turret. The township is included within the ecclesiastical district of the vicarage of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishKirkby Lonsdale 
Poor Law unionKendal 
WardLonsdale 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lupton from the following:


Land and Property

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