Westmorland County Council
Founded1 April 1889
Disbanded1 April 1974
Succeeded byCumbria County Council
Meeting place
County Offices, Kendal

Westmorland County Council was the county council of Westmorland in north west England. It came into its powers on 1 April 1889 and was abolished on 1 April 1974.[1] The county council was initially based at the Town Hall in Kendal and then, from 1939, based at the County Offices in Kendal.[2] It was amalgamated with Cumberland County Council to form the new Cumbria County Council in 1974.[3]

In April 2023 local government in Cumbria was reorganised into two unitary authorities, one of which is named Westmorland and Furness and includes most of the historic county of Westmorland, together with Penrith and the surrounding area, together with the Furness peninsula, and an area centred on Sedbergh.[4]


  1. ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
  2. ^ Historic England. "County Offices, Kendal (1410338)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ "The County with the Hole in the Middle?". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Names for two controversial Cumbria councils revealed". BBC News. November 5, 2021. Retrieved March 12, 2022.