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Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Kirkby Lonsdale is a small town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, on the River Lune. Historically within Westmorland, it is situated 13 miles south east of Kendal along the A65. The parish had a population of 1,771 recorded in the 2001 census. Notable buildings include St Mary's Church, a Norman structure with fine carved columns.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Post townCARNFORTH
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD6178
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015242
Population1,771 (2001)
 

Other names by which Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria has been known in the past

Kirby Launsdale ~ Kirkby Launsdale

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

Kirkby Lonsdale, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta., Westmorland, on river Lune, 12 miles SE. of Kendal and 253 miles from London--par., 35,945 ac., pop. 4026; town and township, 3254 ac., pop. 1733; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market.day, Thursday. There are tanneries and corn mills. The neighbourhood is noted for its picturesque scenery.

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