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Windermere, Cumbria

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Windermere, Cumbria

Windermere is a town and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 8,245. It lies about half a mile (1 km) away from the lake, Windermere. Although the town Windermere does not touch the lake (it took the name of the lake when the railway line was built in 1847 and the station was called "Windermere"), it has now grown together with the older lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere, though the two retain distinguishable town centres.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD4198
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015394
Population8,245 (2001)

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

Birthwaite ~ Wiandermer ~ Winander Meer ~ Winander Mere ~ Winandermere ~ Winwadre Mer ~ Wonwaldremere

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

Birthwaite, former name of Windermere vil., Westmorland.

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