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Crook, Cumbria

Crook is a village and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of the English county of Cumbria, located on the B5284 road between Kendal and Windermere. In the 2001 census the population was 340. St. Catherine's church was built in the 1880s by Stephen Shaw, a local architect, in a plain late Perpendicular style. The tower of an earlier church, built about 1620, still stands nearby: the rest of the building was demolished in 1887 owing to structural defects.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Post townKENDAL
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD4695
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015395
Population340 (2001)

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

Crook, township, in par. and 4 miles NW. of Kendal, Westmorland, 2119 ae., pop. 279; P.O.

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

CROOK, a chapelry, in the parish, union, and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 4¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Kendal; containing 257 inhabitants. It lies on the road from Kendal to Bowness, and comprises 2067 acres, of which the surface and scenery are mountainous and rugged, and the soil mostly a light gravel. The population is agricultural, with the exception of about 40 hands employed in the woollen manufacture, established about fifty years since in the hamlet of Crook-Mill, where, also, the turning of bobbins is carried on. In the mountainous part of the district is a small vein of lead, containing barytes, similar to that used in the manufacture of Wedgwood's jasper vases. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £77; patron, the Vicar of Kendal: there is a glebe-house. The tithes belong to Trinity College, Cambridge, and amount to £64. 14. The chapel, an ancient building with a tower, stands in the centre of the chapelry. The Society of Friends had formerly a meeting-house here, which was taken down about seven years ago, and they have still a burial-ground near How. The village school has a small endowment.

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