Lower Holker  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lower Holker like this:

HOLKER (LOWER), a village and a township in Cartmel parish, Lancashire. The village stands 2 miles SW of Cartmel town, and contains several neat residences. The township includes also the villages of Cark and Flookburgh; and is conterminate with Flookburgh cha pelry. Acres, 2, 130. Real property, £4, 600. ...

Pop. in 1851, 1, 225; in 1861, 1, 160. Houses, 243. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of operatives to the iron ore localities. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. Holker Hall, a seat of the Duke, is a spacious edifice; has recently undergone much improvement; contains a fine collection of paintings; and stands in a well wooded park, extending to the shore of Morecambe bay.

Lower Holker through time

Lower Holker 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 Lower Holker itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lower Holker, in South Lakeland and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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