Over Kellet

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Over Kellet
Over Kellet village green - geograph.org.uk - 772110.jpg
Village Green
Over Kellet is located in Lancashire
Over Kellet
Over Kellet
 Over Kellet shown within Lancashire
Population 778 (2001)
OS grid reference SD520700
Civil parish Over Kellet
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA6
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
List of places

Coordinates: 54°07′26″N 2°44′02″W / 54.124°N 2.734°W / 54.124; -2.734

Over Kellet is a village and civil parish near Carnforth in the English county of Lancashire. The parish, which is in the City of Lancaster, includes the village of Capernwray, at its northern end, and has a population of 778.[1] The Lancaster Canal passes through the parish.[2]

The village was referred to as Chellet in the Domesday Book, and more recently has also been known as Lesser Kellet.[2] It is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Carnforth, and 0.6 miles (0.97 km) east of junction 35 of the M6 motorway.

The Church of St Cuthbert, has existed since 1215.[3] The current building a Grade II* listed building,[4] mostly built in the 16th century. It was restored in 1864, and is now a joint Anglican/Methodist church.[3]

Capernwray Dive Centre can be found on the outskirts of the village.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Lancaster Retrieved 12 February 2010
  2. ^ a b William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1914). "Townships: Over Kellet". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8. pp. 140–151. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Blackburn Diocesan Web Site". Diocese of Blackburn. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-04-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Lancashire Parish Portal: Parish Council Details: Over Kellet Parish Council". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 

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