town (parish), South Lakeland district, administrative county of Cumbria, historic county of Westmorland, England. It is the largest town and the administrative centre of the district. It is close to the main route from London to Scotland via Carlisle and is on one of the principal tourist routes to the Lake District.

      A weekly market was granted by the English king Richard I (reigned 1189–99), and fairs were recorded as early as the 14th century. Woolen manufacture was important from 1331, when a Flemish weaver settled in the community. The town's motto is “Pannus mihi panis,” commonly translated as “Wool is my bread.” The cloth known as Kendal Green that clothed foresters and perhaps Robin Hood is no longer made, but carpetmaking is still important. Other industries include shoe manufacture, paper products, food processing, and engineering.

      The outline of a Roman fort is traceable, and parts of the large parish church of the Holy Trinity date from 1200. Castle How is an artificial mound, of pre-Norman origin, on which stands an obelisk commemorating the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The Elizabethan Levens Hall, with ornamental gardens, is 5 miles (8 km) south, and 3 miles (5 km) south is Sizergh Castle, with a 14th-century tower and a Tudor hall. Pop. (2001) 28,030.

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