Bampton, Cumbria

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Bampton Village Store and Post Office
Bampton is located in Cumbria
 Bampton shown within Cumbria
Population 283 (2001)
OS grid reference NY5118
Civil parish Bampton
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01931
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and the Border
List of places

Coordinates: 54°33′25″N 2°45′04″W / 54.557°N 2.751°W / 54.557; -2.751

Bampton is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The parish had a population of 283 according to the 2001 census. The parish includes the villages of Bampton and Bampton Grange. Until 2005 Bampton had a village school, which closed due to lack of children.

Haweswater Beck arises as a stream discharge from Haweswater Reservoir and flows eastward, just north of Firth Woods, and then turns north to join the River Lowther between Bampton and Bampton Grange.

The village of Bampton centres on Bampton Village Store Bed & Breakfast, post office, the village hall, playground, garage and caravan site. In Bampton Grange is St Patrick's Church, Bampton and the Crown and Mitre Inn.

Also within the village is the traditional red telephone box used in the 1980s cult classic movie Withnail & I.

There is a book called Ploughing in Latin that has been written about Bampton and one called Cast Iron Community about Burnbanks, the village built to house the Haweswater dam-builders.

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