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Westmorland

Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. Its main towns are Ambleside, Appleby-in-Westmorland (the county town), Kendal, Kirkby Stephen, Milnthorpe and Windermere.

The county contains large parts of the Lake District National Park. In 1974 it was combined with Cumberland and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire to create Cumbria.

Rather than being divided into hundreds, Westmorland was subdivided into two baronies, of Westmorland (or sometimes Appleby) and Kendal. These were further subdivided into two wards each — Westmorland into the East ward and West ward, and Kendal into Kendal ward and Lonsdale ward.

Westmorland is still used as a placename. There are the Westmorland Gazette, the Westmorland County Agricultural Show, and the Westmorland Shopping Centre.de:Westmorland no:Westmorland

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