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Kendal

Summary
Kendal, once Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish in Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, England. It lies within the River Kent's dale, from which its name is derived from. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the area was collected under Yorkshire. The area came under the Honour of Lancaster before the barony split. The town became the Barony of Kendal's seat, in 1226/7 this barony merged with the Barony of Westmorland to form the historic county of Westmorland with Appleby as the historic county town. From 1889–1974, it became the county town. Under the 1974 reforms, it became the administrative centre of the South Lakeland district. The town became Westmorland and Furness district's administrative centre in a 2023 reform. It is south-east of Windermere and north of Lancaster. At the 2011 Census, the town had a population of 28,586, making it the second largest town in Westmorland and Furness after Barrow-in-Furness. It is renowned today mainly as a centre
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