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Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Sedbergh, Cumbria

Sedbergh is a small town in Cumbria, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies about 10 miles east of Kendal and about 10 miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale. The town sits just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sedbergh is at the foot of the Howgill Fells on the north bank of the River Rawthey which joins the River Lune about 2 miles (2 km) below the town. Sedbergh has a narrow main street lined with shops.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSD6592
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015396
Population2,705 (2001)

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

Sedbergh, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Rawthey, 14½ miles NW. of Ingleton - par., 52,663 ac., pop. 4079; township, 19,603 ac., pop. 2268; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The town occupies a secluded position, being entirely surrounded by hills. The grammar school was founded in the reign of Edward VI., and is richly endowed. The principal industries are the mfrs. of cotton and wool. In addition to the weekly market there are several cattle fairs.

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