History and facilities
A hamlet was established at Cumwhinton by the middle of the 12th century, initially under the name Cumquintina, believed to be named after Saint Quentin. The site also had a manor owned by the Bavin family, who gave it to Lanercost Priory after three generations of ownership.
Cumwhinton Primary School provides educational facilities for children in the village. In 2008 a new extension was opened for pupils with autism, one of only four in the county; the building was unveiled by footballer Matt Jansen, a former pupil at the school.
Cumwhinton had a railway station on the Settle-Carlisle Railway between Scotby and Cotehill, but this was closed to passengers in 1956. The station building, which dates from 1875 and remains in use as a private dwelling (the platforms and former waiting shelter also survive), was Grade II listed in 1984.
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