The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"CARNFORTH, a township in the parish of Warton, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N. of Lancaster. It is a station on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, and the point of junction of the Ulverston and Lancaster railway with that line. The Kendal canal passes by this place. There are charitable bequests for the poor, worth about £5 a year."