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Elterwater, Cumbria

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Elterwater, Cumbria

Elterwater is a village in the English Lake District and the county of Cumbria. The village lies half a mile (800 m) north-west of the lake of Elter Water, from which it derives its name. Both are situated in the valley of Great Langdale. In the past, the principal industries have been farming and quarrying, with evidence of both still very visible. In the present day, tourism is the principal source of income.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY3204
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015394

Other names by which Elterwater, Cumbria has been known in the past

Elter Water

Elterwater, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Elterwater, vil. and tarn, on W. border of Westmorland; tarn (3 miles in circuit), at junction of Great Langdale and Little Langdale; vil., adjacent to tarn, and 3 miles W. of Ambleside; P.O., T.O.; at head of tarn is Elterwater Hall.

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