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The Lime, Westmorland

Historical Description

Lime, The, a river of Westmorland and Lancashire. It rises near Bavenstonedale in Westmorland; runs westward to Tebay, then southwards past Lowgill, Kirkby-Lonsdale, and Tunstall, to Homby; proceeds southwestward past Caton and Lancaster to the Irish Sea, 6 miles SW of Lancaster; has a total course of about 45 miles; is navigable from the sea to Lancaster, and has excellent salmon fishing. Its valley from end to end is picturesque, and presents a rich variety of scenery, at first mountainously grand, afterwards openly beautiful. Fixed lights, for guiding the entrance of its navigation, stand on Cockerham promontory and Plover Scar Bock, were put up in 1847, and are at heights of 54 and 20 feet respectively.

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.