In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hutton Roof like this:
HUTTON-ROOF, a township chapelry in KirkbyLonsdale parish, Westmoreland; adjacent to Lancashire, 3 miles E of Burton and Holme r. station, and 3 W by S of Kirkby-Lonsdale. It includes the hamlet of Newbiggin, and has a post office under Burton, Westmoreland. Acres, 2,635. Real property, £2,341; of which £347 are in quarries. ...
Pop. in 1851, 343; in 1861, 284. Houses, 56. Hutton-Roof Park belonged to the Carus family; passed to the Bellinghams, the Prestons, and Col. Charteris; and belongs now to W. E. Wilson, Esq. Hutton Crags are a prominent feature; and limestone, blue stone, and mill stone are quarried. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £90.* Paron, the Vicar of Kirkby-Lonsdale. The church was rebuilt in 1757, and repaired in 1866. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £16.
Hutton Roof is now part of South Lakeland district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Lakeland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hutton Roof itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hutton Roof, in South Lakeland and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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