Bootle, Cumbria

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St Michael and All Angels' Church
Bootle is located in Cumbria
Bootle shown within Cumbria
Population 742 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SD106882
Civil parish
  • Bootle
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MILLOM
Postcode district LA19 5
Dialling code 01229 718
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
CumbriaCoordinates: 54°17′N 3°22′W / 54.28°N 3.37°W / 54.28; -3.37

Bootle (oo as in boot) is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 745.[2] Historically in Cumberland, the village is in the Lake District National Park, and is close to the Irish Sea coast. Near to Bootle is the Eskmeals Firing Range, which was a large employer but in the mid to late 1990s reduced the workforce. Also within the parish is Hycemoor, a hamlet situated 1.2 miles (1.9 km) north-west of Bootle, where Bootle railway station is located.


Bootle is listed in the Domesday Book as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig.[3] A charter for a market and a fair for the 'exaltation of the cross' was granted in 1347 by King Edward III to John de Huddleston, Lord of Millom.


An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches north along the coast as far as Muncaster with a total population of 1,300.[4]



Religious sites[edit]

  • St Michael's Church[7]
  • Chapel (Independent) - Formerly a Congregational Church built 1780. It became part of the United Reformed Church when the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches united in 1972 but became independent in the 1990s. The building is now owned by Rural Ministries and is still in use as an evangelical church.[8]
  • Seaton Priory There are some remains of the Benedictine nunnery to the north of the parish.


Most common surnames in Bootle at the time of the United Kingdom Census of 1881,[9] by order of incidence:

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "National Statistics". 2001 census. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  3. ^ Cumbria: Hougun (The Domesday Book On-Line)
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  5. ^ National Rail Enquiries, accessed 24 January 2010
  6. ^ Cumbria County Council school list Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., accessed 24 January 2010
  7. ^ St Michael, Bootle, Church of England, retrieved 18 October 2011 
  8. ^ Rural Ministries[permanent dead link], Accessed 24 January 2010
  9. ^ Most Common Surnames in Bootle

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