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Canal Foot, Cumbria

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Canal Foot, Cumbria

Canal Foot is an industrial village in Cumbria, England, on the Levens Estuary. It is located 1.7 miles by road to the east of the centre of Ulverston. Its name comes from its location being where the Ulverston Canal meets the Estuary. Canal Foot is best known for its massive GlaxoSmithKline Plant, located in the former North Lonsdale Ironworks which ceased production in 1938. Glaxo Smith bought the plant in 1947 and manufactures penicillin and streptomycin and other medicines.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD3177
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West

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