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Carnforth, Lancashire

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Carnforth, Lancashire

Carnforth is a small town and civil parish near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north east end of Morecambe Bay. The parish of Carnforth had a population of 5,350 recorded in the 2001 census, and forms part of the City of Lancaster. Due to the closeness of the coast and the hills, Carnforth is a popular base for walkers and cyclists exploring the area. The River Keer, the West Coast Main Line (WCML), the A6 and the Lancaster Canal pass through the town.
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4970
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01524
Population5,350 (2001)

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


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

Carnforth, township and ry. junc., Warton par., N. Lancashire, 6 miles NE. of Lancaster, 1459 ac. and 632 ac. foreshore, pop. 1879; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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