Sedgwick, Cumbria

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Sedgwick
Sedgwick village - geograph.org.uk - 503249.jpg
Sedgwick village
Sedgwick is located in Cumbria
Sedgwick
Sedgwick
Sedgwick shown within Cumbria
Population 349 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SD508878
Civil parish
  • Sedgwick
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KENDAL
Postcode district LA8
Dialling code 015395
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°16′48″N 2°44′46″W / 54.280°N 2.746°W / 54.280; -2.746Coordinates: 54°16′48″N 2°44′46″W / 54.280°N 2.746°W / 54.280; -2.746

Sedgwick is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Kendal. Its main point of interest is Sedgwick House, built in 1868 by Paley and Austin for the industrialist William Henry Wakefield. The village lies on the route of the Lancaster Canal. Sizergh Castle & Garden and Levens Hall are just west of the village.

The gunpowder works in Sedgwick, powered by water from the River Kent, operated from 1857 to 1935 and was probably the cause of the rapid expansion of the village in the Victorian era.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 June 2015. 

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