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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SEDBERGH, a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Ewcross; 5 miles from Dent, 11 from Kendal and Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 13 from Kirkby Stephen, (ditto) 14½ from Hawes, 22 from Askrigg, 25 from Lancaster, (Lanc.) 77 from York, 265 from London. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, March 20; October 29, for horned cattle, &c. Principal Inns, Kings Arms, and Old Black Bull. Pop. 2,022. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Andrew, in the deanry of Kirby Lonsdale, diocese of Chester, value, ~£12. 8s. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge." (There is further information for Sedbergh).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Birk House
  • Blandsgill
  • Brigg Flatts
  • Broadfield
  • Cautley
  • Crook Of Lune
  • Dandry Mire
  • Deepdale
  • Dent
  • Dowbiggin
  • Frostrow
  • Garsdale
  • Gawthorpe
  • Grisedale
  • Howgill
  • Ingmire Hall
  • Kirthwaite
  • Leniker
  • Little Town
  • Lordland
  • Marthwaite
  • Milthrop
  • Moorthwaite Bridge
  • Scotchergill
  • Settlebeck
  • Soolbank
  • Thorns Hall
  • Thwaites
  • Winterscale

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SD755870) Cowgill
    • (SD668895) Lenacre
    • (SD685860) North Lord's Land
    • (SD705885) South Lord's Land



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