Kendal, Cumbria

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Kendal is a town in Cumbria

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Kendal within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Kendal in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Kendal.-- (or Kirkby Kendal), mun. bor., market town, par., and township, Westmorland, on river Kent, 20 miles N. of Lancaster, 46 S. of Carlisle, and 261 from London by rail-par., 74,062 ac., pop. 20,752; township, 2242 ac., pop. 11,719; bor., 2622 ac., pop. 13,696; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town was incorporated in the reign of Elizabeth. It is well built, and occupies a healthy situation. Woollen mfrs. have long been a leading industry among the inhabitants. As early as the reigns of Richard II. and Henry IV. special laws were passed to regulate the trade in "Kendal cloth." The goods now produced are mostly heavy fabrics, such as railway wrappers, carpets, trouserings, &c. A canal communicates with the Lancashire coal district. Kendal returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Kendal (or Southern) Division, The, parl. div. of Westmorland, pop. 32,908.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Kirby Kendal, Westmorland. See KENDAL.

Kendal in the Domesday Book

A village in Amounderness hundred, in the county of Yorkshire.

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