Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for KENT (THE)

KENT (THE), a river of Westmoreland. It rises on the E side of High street; traverses Kentmere vale; runs past Stavely and Burnside; receives the Sprint and the Mint; washes Kendal; goes past Watercrook, Natland, and Levenshall; expands into an estuary, 5½ miles in length, and about 1 mile in mean breadth; and terminates in Morecambe bay. Its course is southerly; and its length of run is about 20 miles. It is subject to great and sudden freshets; it has a salmon leap at Levenshall; and it abounds with trout and perch. All its estuary, at the recess of the tide, like the general expanse of Morecambe bay, is trackless sand.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Westmorland AncC
Place names: KENT     |     KENT THE     |     THE KENT

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