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Flookburgh, Cumbria

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Flookburgh, Cumbria

Flookburgh is an ancient village on the Cartmel peninsula in Cumbria, until 1974 part of Lancashire. Being close to Morecambe Bay, fishing plays a big part in village life. Cockle and shrimp fishermen still venture out onto the sands every day, nowadays using specially adapted tractors. Flookburgh derives its name from flat fish, known as flukes, found in the area. (Many people in Flookburgh say, in fact, that Flookburgh wasn't named after the Fluk. The Fluk was named after the village.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD3675
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015395

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

Flookburgh, eccl. dist. and fishing vil., Cartmel par., N. Lancashire -- dist., pop. 1129; the vil. is 5½ miles SE. of Ulverston.

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