Winmarleigh

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Winmarleigh
Civil parish
Coordinates: 53°55′N 2°49′W / 53.917°N 2.817°W / 53.917; -2.817Coordinates: 53°55′N 2°49′W / 53.917°N 2.817°W / 53.917; -2.817
State UK
Country England
Region North West England
County Lancashire
Primary council Wyre
Status Parish
Website Winmarleigh Parish Council

Winmarleigh is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Wyre in Lancashire, England. The village, which is north-west of Garstang, has an agricultural college, and the Duchy of Lancaster has an estate here. This includes the local pub, the Patten Arms. It is home to the great manor of Winmarleigh Hall. Constructed to the order of the Duchy of Lancaster, it was given to the first Lord Winmarleigh. Since then the house has been donated to NST Travel group, who have turned the grounds into an outdoor education programme for schools across the country.[1]

Winmarleigh railway station opened in 1870 on the Garstang and Knot-End Railway. It was renamed Nateby railway station in 1902 and closed in 1930.[2]

The school and school house, which date from 1870, were designed by Lancaster architects Paley and Austin.

Estate[edit]

The Winmarleigh Estate is an estate of the Duchy of Lancaster holding as part of The Lancashire Survey.[3] The estate holds ownership to the Patten Arms pub.[4]

In March 2011, ten estate farms were offered to the tenant farmers for purchase as a part of a Duchy re-balancing asset plan to reduce its rural assets.[4] Six of the farms were close to closing by June 2012 to their tenant farmers while New Hall Farm's tenant wished to retire. Also a portion of the estate was transferred to the Village Hall Committee as it adjacent to the Hall and is used for recreation.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyre Borough Council - Winmarleigh History,
  2. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. ^ Unger, Paul (5 June 2009). "Duchy courage". Property Week. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Duchy land farm sell-off". Garstang Courier. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Duchy nears completion of Winmarleigh sales". Duchy of Lancaster. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Winmarleigh at Wikimedia Commons