Grasmere  Westmorland


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

Grasmere, par., township, and vil., NW. WestmorLand -- par., 26,090 ac. (including part of Ambleside in Windermere par.), pop. 2830; township, 7319 ac. pop. 736; vil., 3½ miles NW. of Ambleside, pop. 684; P.O., T.O. The fine sheet of water known as Grasmere is one of the most charming attractions of the Lake District. In the vicinity resided Wordsworth (1770-1850), who was buried in the churchyard. De Quincey (1785-1859) was likewise a resident.

Grasmere through time

Grasmere 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 Grasmere itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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