A report on Kirkby Lonsdale

St Mary's Church
Mitchelgate in Kirkby Lonsdale
Devil's Bridge over the River Lune in Kirkby Lonsdale

Town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, on the River Lune.

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St Mary's Church

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Map of Westmorland, 1824

Westmorland

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Historic county in North West England.

Historic county in North West England.

Map of Westmorland, 1824

Lonsdale ward – Kirkby Lonsdale

The site of the Roman fort at Watercrook across the River Kent

Kendal

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Market town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, 8 mi south-east of Windermere and 19 mi north of Lancaster.

Market town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, 8 mi south-east of Windermere and 19 mi north of Lancaster.

The site of the Roman fort at Watercrook across the River Kent
Kendal mint cake
Kendal Town Hall. First stage completed in 1827, clock tower later in the 19th century
Kendal railway station
A bridge over the old course of the Lancaster Canal, now used as a footpath
Holy Trinity Church, which includes the Parr Chapel and prayers written by the hand of Queen Catherine Parr
Kendal Castle

It is also the end point of the A65 road to Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Yorkshire, and a destination on the A6 road to Penrith.

Westmorland election results

Westmorland and Lonsdale (UK Parliament constituency)

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Constituency in the south of Cumbria, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Tim Farron, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats .

Constituency in the south of Cumbria, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Tim Farron, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats .

Westmorland election results

Important towns by size in the constituency include Kendal, Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale.

The Castlerigg stone circle dates from the late Neolithic age and was constructed by some of the earliest inhabitants of Cumbria

Cumbria

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Ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England, bordering Scotland.

Ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England, bordering Scotland.

The Castlerigg stone circle dates from the late Neolithic age and was constructed by some of the earliest inhabitants of Cumbria
Topographic map of Cumbria
BAE Systems Submarine Solutions in Barrow-in-Furness has a workforce of around 5,000 people.
The entrance to Whinlatter Forest Park
Sizergh Castle
Muncaster Castle
The University of Cumbria's Fusehill Campus in Carlisle
The M6 motorway and West Coast Main Line near Grayrigg Forest
Brunton Park, the home of Carlisle United
Craven Park, home of Barrow Raiders
Furness Abbey
Lake Windermere
Thirlmere
Stan Laurel
Beatrix Potter
William Wordsworth

Kirkby Lonsdale

River Lune

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River 53 mi in length in Cumbria and Lancashire, England.

River 53 mi in length in Cumbria and Lancashire, England.

Carlisle Bridge over the Lune at Lancaster
Jane (Edmondson) BENSON_From the (River) Lune to the (River) Neva (Quaker)
A November Morn in the Lune Valley by Reginald Aspinall
Devil's Bridge over the River Lune in Kirkby Lonsdale
Near the mouth of the Lune, at Sunderland Point
Lune at the Lune Millennium Bridge, with Lancaster in background
Disused railway bridge at the Crook o' Lune, once part of the "little" North Western Railway, now a cycle path<ref>{{Cite web |title=Crook O' Lune bridge repairs start  |url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-21830046  |date=18 March 2013  |publisher=BBC News Online}}</ref>
Lune Gorge

Bridges over the Lune include the Devil's Bridge near Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lune Millennium Bridge in Lancaster.

The Kirkstall Road dual carriageway near the end of the A65 in Leeds

A65 road

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Major road in England.

Major road in England.

The Kirkstall Road dual carriageway near the end of the A65 in Leeds
The A65 just north of Addingham, near Skipton

It runs north west from Leeds in West Yorkshire via Kirkstall, Horsforth, Yeadon, Guiseley, Ilkley and Skipton, west of Settle, Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale before terminating at Kendal in Cumbria.

Castle Howe

Tebay

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Village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, within the historic borders of Westmorland.

Village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, within the historic borders of Westmorland.

Castle Howe
46100 Royal Scot attacking Shap Summit with a railtour nearby to Tebay Services in April 2016
Terraced cottages at Tebay built for railway workers and their families, as seen from the West Coast Main Line in 2016

During the Roman occupation a Roman road followed the course of the River Lune linking the Roman fort at Low Borrowbridge near Tebay with one at Over Burrow south of Kirkby Lonsdale.

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster Described and Divided into Hundreds, 1610, a map of Lancashire engraved in around 1627 by John Speed. The map features a street plan of the county town, Lancaster, and side panels containing portraits of kings from the House of Lancaster and the House of York.

Lancashire

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County in North West England.

County in North West England.

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster Described and Divided into Hundreds, 1610, a map of Lancashire engraved in around 1627 by John Speed. The map features a street plan of the county town, Lancaster, and side panels containing portraits of kings from the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
The historic county palatine boundaries in red and the ceremonial county in green
Topography of Lancashire
Council logo
Lancashire, County Palatine shown within England
County Hall, Preston
Cattle grazing on the salt marshes of the Ribble Estuary near Banks
The M6 near Carnforth
The Red Rose of Lancaster
The Beatles began in Liverpool before the city's county was changed from Lancashire to Merseyside
Lancashire hotpot
Lancashire cheese
Ashton Memorial, Lancaster
Bank Hall, Bretherton, a Jacobean mansion house, awaiting restoration. Home to Lancashire's oldest Yew tree and one of the two fallen sequoia in the UK.
Blackpool Tower, completed in 1894
Clitheroe Castle
Rivington Pike, near Horwich, atop the West Pennine Moors, is one of the most popular walking destinations in the county; on a clear day the whole of the county can be viewed from here.
Queen Street Mill, the world's only surviving steam-driven cotton weaving shed, located in Burnley

Other major roads include the east–west A59 between Liverpool in Merseyside and Skipton in North Yorkshire via Ormskirk, Preston and Clitheroe, and the connecting A565 to Southport; the A56 from Ramsbottom to Padiham via Haslingden and from Colne to Skipton; the A585 from Kirkham to Fleetwood; the A666 from the A59 north of Blackburn to Bolton via Darwen; and the A683 from Heysham to Kirkby Lonsdale via Lancaster.

The ruins of Kendal Castle, the ancient seat of the Barons of Kendal.

Barony of Kendal

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Subdivision of the English historic county of Westmorland.

Subdivision of the English historic county of Westmorland.

The ruins of Kendal Castle, the ancient seat of the Barons of Kendal.
The coat of arms attributed to William de Lancaster I and several of his descendants who were Barons of Kendal.
The arms of Westmorland. In modern times, the two red bars were incorporated into the arms of the traditional county of Westmorland, as a representation of the Kendal half of that county. The apple tree represents Appleby, or Northern Westmorland.
Catherine Parr, who married Henry VIII. Her brother was the last Parr to possess the Marquis Fee division of the Barony of Kendal.

Lonsdale ward: Kirkby Lonsdale

St Mary's Church from the southwest

St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale

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St Mary's Church from the southwest
Norman column in the north arcade
Stained glass window

St Mary's Church is in the town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England.