The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"URSWICK, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Ulverston, its post town, and the same distance from Dalton. The parish is of large extent, and is divided into four townships-Much Urswick, Little Urswick, Bardsea, and Adgarley with Stainton. The village consists of the two hamlets of Great and Little Urswick. In the vicinity are traces of camps and forts, near which several Roman coins and a brass tripod were discovered. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle, value £250, in the patronage of the landowners. The church has been recently restored. There is also a district church at Bardsea, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £100. The parochial charities produce about £38 per annum, of which £15 go to Marshall's free grammar school."