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Cartmel, Cumbria

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Cartmel, Cumbria

Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, situated 2.2 miles north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. Historically it was in Lancashire; boundary changes brought it into the newly created county of Cumbria in 1974, yet keeping it within the boundaries of the traditional County Palatine of Lancaster (Lancashire; which is quite different from the Duchy of Lancaster) where, as in other palatines, the king's writ did not run.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD3878
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015395

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


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

Cartmel, market town and par. with ry. sta., N. Lancashire, 6 miles E. of Ulverston and 251 miles NW. of London, 28,428 ac. (79 water) and 12,534 ac. foreshore, pop. 5600; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday; contains Cartmel Fell, township, 6½ miles NE. of Cartmel, 4958 ac., pop. 293.

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