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Morecambe, Lancashire

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Morecambe, Lancashire

Morecambe is a town and civil parish within the administrative district of Lancaster in the county of Lancashire, England. The town is situated on the coast of Morecambe Bay and largely grew in the late nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centuries as a popular seaside resort. The town of Morecambe incorporates the three distinct historic settlements of Poulton-le-Sands, Bare and Torrisholme. As of the 2001 census it has a resident population of 38,917.
DistrictLancaster
Post townMORECAMBE
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4263
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01524
Population38,917
 

Other names by which Morecambe, Lancashire has been known in the past

Morecambe Bay ~ Moricambe ~ Poulton ~ Poulton Bare and Torrisholme ~ Poulton Le Sands

Morecambe, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Morecambe, small town (conjoint with Poulton), Lancaster par., N. Lancashire, on Morecambe Bay, 3½ miles NW. of Lancaster by rail; P.O, T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers; is a rising watering-place, with sea-bathing facilities for summer visitors, and with aquarium and gardens, and other attractions. See POULTON.

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