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Dendron, Cumbria

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Dendron, Cumbria

Dendron is a small village in South Cumbria, around three miles from the town of Barrow-in-Furness. The village was once just a collection of farms, but many of the old farm buildings have now been converted into houses for commuters working in Barrow, Ulverston and Dalton. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Dene, and the name is thought to mean sheltering place for deer - it is only a coincidence that it is the same as the Greek for tree.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2470
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
 

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

Dene

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

Dendron, eccl. dist. and hamlet, Aldingham par., N. Lancashire -- dist., pop. 677; the hamlet is 2 miles SE. of Dalton in Furness.

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