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St James Church, Uldale
Uldale is located in Cumbria
 Uldale shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY2436
Civil parish Ireby and Uldale
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places

Coordinates: 54°43′N 3°10′W / 54.72°N 03.17°W / 54.72; -03.17

Uldale is a small village in Cumbria, England. It is about five miles from Caldbeck, two miles from Ireby with which it forms the civil parish of Ireby and Uldale and Aughertree. The Uldale Fells are in the vicinity, [1] and the southeast is Chapelhouse Reservoir and Over Water.

Uldale has a place in literature as the occasional home of Judith Paris, a heroine of the 'Herries Chronicles', the saga of a Cumbrian family written by Hugh Walpole in the 1930s.

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St. James Church (the old "church") is located one mile outside Uldale yet only half a mile from Ireby.[2] It has a Grade II listing.[3] A school was founded in 1726 on the current site of Dale House, but later moved to a larger building further through the village funded by the Cape family and many local famIlies.

The Old School was opened in 1895 but allowed fall into disrepair in later years. The building was set for demolition before being saved by a Tyneside entrepreneur and transformed into Mae's, a tea rooms, restaurant and gallery. It is also the area's biggest employer and provides and important focal point.

There is a Public House in the village, and also the Black Lion in Ireby which serves bar meals.


  1. ^ Nuttall, John; Nuttall, Anne (1995). The Tarns of Lakeland: East. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-84965-246-9. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Uldale - St James' Church". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Church of St James, Ireby and Uldale, britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, retrieved 30 june 2014.

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