In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grayrigg like this:
GRAYRIGG, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district in Kendal district, Westmoreland. The township lies adjacent to the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, gear the source of the river Mint, 5 miles NE of Kendal; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Kendal. Real property, £1, 996. ...
Pop., 251. Houses, 49. The manor belonged to the Windsores and the Ducketts; and passed to the Lowthers. Grayrigg Hall is in ruins. Part of the surface is Grayrigg forest.The chapelry includes the township, but is much more extensive; and is in Kendal parish. Rated property, £10, 198. Pop., 877. The property is much subdivided. The land is partly mountainous, and is overhung by Whinfell beacon. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £152. * Patron, the Vicar of Kendal. The church is modern; and there are a Quakers' chapel, an endowed school with £30, and other charities with £16.The sub-district contains fifteen townships of Kendal parish, and one of Kirkby Lansdale. Pop., 4, 026. Houses, 704.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grayrigg, in South Lakeland and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2017
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