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Upper Holker, Lancashire

Historical Description

Holker, Upper, a township in Cartmel parish, Lancashire, containing the chief part of Cartmel town, also Beck-side hamlet, and extending northward to the river Leven, Post town and money order and telegraph office, CartmeL Acreage, 7140 and 1224 of foreshore; population, 914. Gunpowder mills are at Low Wood.

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


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

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishCartmel 
HundredLonsdale north of the Sands 
Poor Law unionUlverston 

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

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Upper Holker from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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