Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Hawkshead within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Hawkshead, small town and par., N. Lancashire, at head of Esthwaite, 5 miles SW. of Ambleside, 22,330 ac. (640 water), pop. 2204; P.O., T.O.; is an ancient and irregularly built town, possessing a grammar school founded by Archbishop Sandys, at which Wordsworth the poet was educated; the church, founded at the time of the Conquest, retains much of its original masonry; in vicinity of town is Hawkshead Hall, where the abbots of Furness held their manor courts.