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Sedgwick, Cumbria

Sedgwick is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, 4.5 miles south of Kendal. Its main point of interest is Sedgwick House, built in 1868 by Paley and Austin for industrialist William Henry Wakefield. The village also lies on the route of the Lancaster Canal. Sizergh Castle & Garden and Levens Hall are just west of the village.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Post townKENDAL
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD5187
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015395
Population380 (2001)

Sedgwick, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sedgwick, township and vil., Heveraham par., Westmorland, 3½ miles S. of Kendal, 495 ac., pop. 247; P.O., T.O.; near the vil. is Sedgwick House, seat.

Sedgwick, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

SEDGWICK, a township, in the parish of Heversham, union and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 4½ miles (S.) from Kendal; containing 240 inhabitants. The township comprises 350 acres, all arable land; and the river Kent and the Lancaster canal pass through it. Here is also a cutting, a mile and a half in length, on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway; whence follows an embankment a quarter of a mile long, and upwards of 60 feet high, from which an exquisite view of the fertile and romantic valley of the Kent, in almost its entire length, is obtained. A mill for the manufacture of gunpowder was established about 1770. There is a place of worship for Independents.

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