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Swarthmoor Hall July 2010.jpg
Swarthmoor Hall
Swarthmoor is located in Cumbria
 Swarthmoor shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference SD2777
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ulverston
Dialling code 01229
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Coordinates: 54°11′01″N 3°07′12″W / 54.18356°N 3.12007°W / 54.18356; -3.12007

Swarthmoor is a small village near Ulverston, in Cumbria, England. Like the nearby peninsula of Furness, it is historically part of Lancashire.


Swarthmoor Village was named after its location on the Swarth Moor, which was formerly a marsh covered moorland. The Swarth Moor's name was derived from the word sweart, meaning black.[1]

Swarthmoor Hall[edit]

Situated on the outskirts of the village is Swarthmoor Hall, where in 1652 George Fox founded the Quaker movement.[2]

Facilities in Swarthmoor[edit]

Swarthmoor is home to Swarthmoor Social Football Club. Founded in 1946, the club is now open to all age groups. There is a pub in the village, as well as a newsagents 1/2 a mile away.


  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall (1922). The Place-Names of Lancashire. Manchester University Press. 
  2. ^ "Swarthmoor Hall". Retrieved 16 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Swarthmoor at Wikimedia Commons