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Casterton, Cumbria

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Casterton, Cumbria

Casterton is a small village and civil parish close to Kirkby Lonsdale on the River Lune in the south east corner of Cumbria, England. The parish is bounded by Kirkby Lonsdale, Barbon, Dent, Leck and Burrow-with-Burrow, and lies just outside the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park: much of the Easegill cave system, the longest explored natural cave system in the country, lies beneath it.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Post townCARNFORTH
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD6279
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01524
Population500 (2001)
 

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

Castretune

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

Casterton, township, Kirkby Lonsdale par., S. Westmorland, on river Lune, 1½ mile N. of Kirkby Lonsdale, 4324 ac. (26 water), pop. 581; P.O.; contains C. Hall.

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