Torrisholme

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Coordinates: 54°03′58″N 2°49′48″W / 54.066°N 2.830°W / 54.066; -2.830

Torrisholme
Torrisholme is located in Lancashire
Torrisholme
Torrisholme
 Torrisholme shown within Lancashire
Population 6,758 (in 2001)
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MORECAMBE
Postcode district LA4
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Torrisholme is a suburb of Morecambe, Lancashire, on the North West coast of England.[1] In the 2001 census the Torrisholme Ward had a population of 6,758 living in 3,118 households.[2]

Torrisholme was referred to as Toredholme in the Domesday Book.[1]

Geography

Torrisholme is a suburban village, east of the centre of Morecambe. Poulton-le-Sands is north-west of the village with Bare located to the north. The boundary with Bare is formed by the Morecambe Branch Line, on which Bare Lane railway station is situated. East of the village is Skerton, a suburb of Lancaster.

Landmarks

Triangulation pillar on Torrisholme Barrow

Torrisholme Barrow, a drumlin feature to the north of the village, is a mound that provides 360-degree views over Morecambe Bay and the city of Lancaster.[3] There is a triangulation pillar on the summit. A Bronze Age round barrow, also at the summit at grid reference SD460642, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[4]

Governance

Torrisholme formed part of the Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme township. A local board was established in 1852, which became the borough of Morecambe in 1902.[1] The village is now part of the City of Lancaster district.

Education

Lancaster and Morecambe College, a further education college, is in Torrisholme ward, between Torrisholme and Lancaster.

Torrisholme Community Primary School is also in Torrisholme and supports children from reception to year 6. Opened in 1961, it was one of the first schools, under the auspices of the Lancashire Education Committee, to teach in metric. Although the formal policy of Metrication in the United Kingdom only started in 1965, children from the 1961 intake onwards were taught entirely in metric.

Recreation

Torrisholme Cricket Club is a thriving ECB Focus Club who play on Boundary Meadow, Cross Hill Park, adjoining Powderhouse Lane and Barley Cop Lane on the eastern fringe of the village. The cricket club fields three senior teams in the Palace Shield competition and age group teams in the Westmorland League junior competition. It also hosts Lancashire County Cricket district junior matches and is used as an outground for Lancaster Royal Grammar School, the University of Lancaster and the University of Cumbria.

References

  1. ^ a b c William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1914). "Townships: Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8. pp. 64–69. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ National Statistics - Key Figures for 2001 Census: Census Area Statistics
  3. ^ "12: Landscape PoE". Lancashire County Council. June 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan". Lancashire County Council. December 2001. p. 275. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 

External links

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