Ackenthwaite

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Ackenthwaite
Houses in Ackenthwaite - geograph.org.uk - 124050.jpg
Houses in Ackenthwaite
Ackenthwaite is located in Cumbria
Ackenthwaite
Ackenthwaite
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD505817
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMILNTHORPE
Postcode districtLA7
Dialling code01539
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°13′44″N 2°45′32″W / 54.229°N 2.759°W / 54.229; -2.759Coordinates: 54°13′44″N 2°45′32″W / 54.229°N 2.759°W / 54.229; -2.759

Ackenthwaite is a hamlet in Cumbria, England. In the past (14th century) the spelling for the name of this place was Astenthwhate.[1]

Ackenthwaite has a postbox, a telephone box, a few farms, a small farmers' pub and a few old buildings including the "old workhouse" which was, in fact, a workhouse, then a mental institution, and then a storage warehouse. Later it was converted into flats and now stands as 5 houses. Built up around the old workhouse is the estate of Owlet Ash.[2]

Ackenthwaite was the location for Libby's which is an old factory for Nestle. There is now a small industrial estate on the site.

There is an annual tradition for the locals to celebrate the new year by standing in Chelsea Court (a cul-de-sac) in coats and have a BBQ. There is frequently merry Scottish dancing. The locals often drink a form of alcoholic eggnog at Christmas which they call noggy-no-good.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.heversham.org/heversham_history_bingham_1.html
  2. ^ "Ackenthwaite, South Lakeland - area information, map, walks and more". OS GetOutside. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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