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The Kent, Westmorland

Historical Description

Kent, The, a river of Westmorland. It rises on the E side of High Street, traverses Kentmere Vale, runs past Stavely and Burnside, receives the Sprint and the Mint, flows through Kendal, goes past Watercrook, Natland, and Levenshall, expands into an estuary 5½ miles in length and about 1 mile in mean breadth, and terminates in Morecambe Bay. Its course is southerly, and its length of run is about 20 miles. It is subject to great and sudden freshets, has a salmon leap at Levenshall, and abounds with trout and perch. All its estuary, at low water, like the general expanse of Morecambe Bay, is trackless sand.

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.