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Arnside, Cumbria

Arnside is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. It faces the estuary of the River Kent on the north eastern corner of Morecambe Bay, within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Historically it lay within Westmorland, near the border with Lancashire, and has a population of 2,301. The village lies on the railway line from Lancaster to West Cumbria, which passes over the River Kent via the Arnside viaduct.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD4578
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01524
Population2,301 (2001)

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

Arnside, coast vil. with ry. sta., Beetham par., SW. Westmorland, 4½ miles W. of Burton-in-Kendal; P.O. It is a sub-port to Lancaster. Arnside Knot, an eminence with the ruins of Arnside Tower, is in vicinity.

Arnside, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

ARNSIDE, a hamlet, in the township and parish of Beetham, union and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 4 miles (S. W.) from Milnthorpe. It is situated in the southern part of the parish, near the border of Lancashire, and at the point where the river Kent expands into the bay of Morecambe. The scenery is beautiful; the house of Woodclose, here, surrounded by 50 acres of land, is the residence of Robert Preston Rodick, Esq.; and Morecambe Cottage, that of his brother, Thomas Rodick, Jun., Esq. A curious cave was discovered in 1844; it has a narrow entrance, but contains several large chambers. Here, also, are the ruins of the Tower of Arnside, which is supposed to have been erected to command the bay.

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