Holme, Cumbria

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Lancaster Canal
Holme is located in Cumbria
 Holme shown within Cumbria
Population 1,167 (2001)
OS grid reference SD5279
Civil parish Holme
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA6
Dialling code 01524
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
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Coordinates: 54°12′14″N 2°43′52″W / 54.204°N 2.731°W / 54.204; -2.731

Holme is a village and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Burton-in-Kendal and 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Milnthorpe. The parish had a population of 1,167 at the 2001 census.[1]


Holme was originally a minor settlement in the parish of Burton-in-Kendal. It expanded following the completion of the Lancaster Canal in 1819, which provided a transport link for the mill at Holme Mills. The parish church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1839 to support the growing population, and the former school, now the parish hall, opened in 1840. The school was replaced in 1911 by a larger building on North Road, which still survives as Holme Primary School.


Historically within the county of Westmorland, the village lies adjacent to the Lancaster Canal, West Coast Main Line and M6 motorway, which run close together to take advantage of the local topography.


Amenities include a general store, a post office/newsagent, a village social club and a public house called "The Smithy Inn". There is an hourly bus service to the nearby towns of Carnforth and Lancaster, to the south; and Kendal, to the north, operated by Stagecoach North West.

Holme Park Quarry is a small quarry to the east of the village, operated by Bardon Aggregates. Also on site is a block plant.

The neighbourhood of Holme Mills, on the southern edge of the village, is centred on the 19th century jute mill of the same name. The mill buildings are now part of Holme Mills Industrial Estate, which houses a number of small businesses.

Holme has had one or two famous people living within its geographical boundaries.....Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear) from Coronation street has owned a holiday cottage near Sheernest Lane and Rodney Bewes's dad lived on Trinity Drive. More recently Kevin Stephenson was born and raised in the village until his departure in 2002.



  1. ^ "Parish headcount". Cumbria County Council. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

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