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Hincaster, Cumbria

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Hincaster, Cumbria

Hincaster is a small hamlet and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, located between Kendal and Milnthorpe. It has a population of 195. Hincaster is most famous for the Hincaster Tunnel which is the longest tunnel on the Lancaster Canal.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD5084
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01539
Population195 (2001)

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


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

Hincaster, township, Heversham par., Westmorland, 4 miles S. of Kendal, 667 ac., pop. 117.

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

HINCASTER, a township, in the parish of Heversham, union and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 2½ miles (N. N. E.) from Milnthorpe; containing 136 inhabitants. The Kendal and Lancaster canal passes through a tunnel north of the township.

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