"KENDAL, a parish, in the county of WESTMORLAND, comprising the incorporated market town of Kirkby-Kendal, the chapelries of Crook, Grayrigg, Helsington, Hugil, Kentmere, Long Sleddale, Natland, New Hutton, Over-Staveley, Old Hutton with Holmescales, which last is a township of the parish of Burton in Kendal, Selside with Whitwell, Underbarrow with Bradley-field, and Winster, and the townships of Docker, Kirkland, Lambrigg, Nether Graveship, Nether Staveley, Patton, Scathwaiterigg-Hay with Hutton in the Hay, Skelsmergh, Kettle-Strickland, Strickland-Roger, Whinfell, and a portion of Fawcet- Forest, in KENDAL ward, and the township of Dilliker in LONSDALE ward, county of WESTMORLAND, and containing, exclusively of the chapelry of Winster, which is returned with Undermilbeck, 17,417 inhabitants, of which number, 8984 are in the town of Kendal, 23 miles (S. W. by S.) from Appleby, and 262 (N. W. by N.) from London, on the great north road. . . . The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £92. 5., and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, stands in Kirkland, a hamlet without the liberties."
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]