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Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Rydal within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Rydal, eccl. dist., township, and vil., Grasmere par., Westmorland - dist., pop. 166; township (Rydal and Loughrigg), 4889 ac., pop. 498, is partly in local government dist. of Grasmere; vil., on river Rothay, at E. end of Rydal Water, 1¼ mile NW. of Ambleside; Rydal Water is J mile long and 1/3 mile broad; in vicinity of vil. are Rydal Hall and Rydal Mount, the former the seat, of the Le Flemings, the latter the home of Wordsworth from 1817 to 1850; in the park of Rydal Hall, on Rydal Beck (left affluent of the Rothay), are Rydal Falls (High and Low); 2 miles NW. of Rydal vil. is Rydal Fell, 2022 ft. high.