Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale ( /ˈkɜrbiː ˈlɒnzdeɪl/) is a small town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, on the River Lune. Historically within Westmorland, it is situated 13 miles (21 km) south east of Kendal along the A65. The parish had a population of 1,771 recorded in the 2001 census.

Notable buildings include St Mary's Church, a Norman structure with fine carved columns. The view of the River Lune from the churchyard is known as Ruskin's View; it was praised by John Ruskin as "One of the loveliest views in England" and painted by J. M. W. Turner.

Read more about Kirkby Lonsdale:  Early History, 19th Century Onwards, Devil's Bridge

Other articles related to "lonsdale, kirkby lonsdale, kirkby":

Casterton, Cumbria
... Fire Cumbria Ambulance North West EU Parliament North West England UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale List of places UK England Cumbria Casterton is a small village and civil parish close to Kirkby Lonsdale on ... The parish is bounded by Kirkby Lonsdale, Barbon, Dent, Leck and Burrow-with-Burrow, and lies just outside the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales ... The western boundary, towards Kirkby Lonsdale, is formed by the river and has one of the best preserved medieval bridges in the country, one of those known as ...
Civil Parishes In Cumbria - List of Civil Parishes and Unparished Areas
... Rural District King's Meaburn Civil parish 105 Eden North Westmorland Rural District Kirkby Stephen Civil parish 1,832 Eden North Westmorland Rural District Kirkby Thore Civil parish 731 Eden ...
Kirkby Lonsdale - Devil's Bridge
... A great flood will easily reach the base of the arches and run over the tops of the cutwaters ... In common with many bridges of the same name, legend holds that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it ...