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Torver, Cumbria

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Torver, Cumbria

Torver is a hamlet and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria 3 miles south west of the village of Coniston and 1 mile west of Coniston Water. Farming has always played an important part in Torver's history, though slate mining increased when the Coniston branch of the Furness Railway was opened in the 19th century (it subsequently closed in 1958).
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2894
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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

Torver, eccl. dist., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Ulverston par., N. Lancashire, 6½ miles NE. of Broughton in Furness and 2½ miles SW. of Coniston - dist., pop. 213; township, 3816 ac. (266 water), pop. 202; P.O.

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