Windermere  Westmorland


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Windermere like this:

Windermere, small town and par. with ry. sta., Westmorland - par. (containing part of the town of Ambleside), 19,676 ac. (3688 water), pop. 5332; town, at E. shore of Lake Windermere, 3½ miles SE. of Ambleside and 8 miles NW. of Kendal, 100 ac., pop. 1269; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The town is situated amidst most picturesque scenery, and has risen since the opening of the railway in 1847, prior to which period the place was only a hamlet called Birthwaite. ...

There are several fine villas, a large hotel, a neat parish church, and a high-class school called St Mary's College. Windermere is a local government district.

Windermere through time

Windermere 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 Windermere itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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