Beetham

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Coordinates: 54°12′29″N 2°46′30″W / 54.208°N 2.775°W / 54.208; -2.775

Beetham
Beethampostcard.jpg
Early 20th century postcard of Beetham
Beetham is located in Cumbria
Beetham
Beetham
 Beetham shown within Cumbria
Population 1,724 (2001)
OS grid reference SD4979
Civil parish Beetham
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARNFORTH
Postcode district LA7
Dialling code 01539
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria

Beetham is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, situated on the border with Lancashire. It is part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

History[edit]

Craven in the Domesday Book shows that up till 1066 Earl Tostig was lord of Beetham and the surrounding areas of Farleton, Preston Richard, Hincaster, Heversham and Levens in Cumbria plus Yealand Redmayne and Borwick in Lancashire. Beetham manor then amounted to 25 carucates (ca3000 acres/1250ha) of ploughland. The Norman conquest of England added it to the extensive lands of Roger de Poitou.

Demography[edit]

The parish had a population of 1,724 recorded in the 2001 census,[1]

Community[edit]

Points of interest include:

Geography[edit]

The River Bela flows past the village and through the deer park of Dallam Tower, skirting Milnthorpe before it washes out into the Kent Estuary near Sandside.

Half a mile to the south-east, Beetham Hall is a 14th-century fortified manor house, now largely ruined, adjoining later buildings.[2]

To the north of the village is the Billerud paper factory employing 140 people and producing 45,000 tonnes/year, specialising in kraft paper for pharmaceutical and food packaging.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish headcount". Cumbria County Council. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Beetham Hall". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Beetham, UK". Our production sites. BillerudKorsnäs. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 

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