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WESTMORLAND is a small but hilly shire, in the north-western corner of England, divided from the Irish Sea by the northern part of Lancashire, and the south of Cumberland; its south-west angle touches the head of Morecambe Bay, into which flows the frith of the river Kent, having Cumberland on the north and west, from which the Eamont and Tees partly separate it, Durham on the north-east, Yorkshire on the south-east and Lancashire on the south and west. Its greatest breadth is 43 miles, and length 36, but it is very irregular in shape.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, 1914