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Gleaston, Cumbria

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Gleaston, Cumbria

Gleaston is a village with a population of around 400 in the Furness area of South Cumbria, situated between the towns of Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton-in-Furness and Ulverston. The history of the village can be traced as far back as the mesolithic period and it was the centre of the manor of Muchland in the Middle Ages.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2570
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
 

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

Glassertun

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

Gleaston, 3½ miles SE. of Dalton, N. Lancashire; P.O.; in vicinity are the ruins of Gleaston Castle (13th century).

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