Westmorland is bounded. North and North-west by Cumberland, East by Yorkshire, South by Lancashire, and West by part of Lancashire and part of Cumberland. It is 40 miles long, and 32 broad. It is divided into four Wards — East. Ward, Kendal-Ward, Lonsdale-Ward, West-Ward. Rivers: the Eden, the Lowther, the Eamont, the Lon, the Kent, the Winster. It has seven Market-Towns. It is in the Province of York, in the Diocese of Carlisle, and in the Northern Circuit. Westmoreland contains 763 square miles, or 488,320 acres. Population, 66,454.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.