|Burton in Kendal|
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Burton in Kendal is a village and civil parish on the extreme southern edge of Cumbria, England. It contains around 600 houses and has a population of 1,411, increasing to 1,497 at the 2011 Census. Historically within the county of Westmorland, the village straddles the A6070 road between Crooklands and Carnforth, at a point around midway between Lancaster and Kendal, and is in the shadow of the nearby limestone outcrop known as Farleton Knott.
The ancient village church is dedicated to St James. In the 18th century Burton was home to an important corn market. The composer Felix Borowski was born in the village in March, 1872. The Manor of Burton is held by the Atkinson family and whilst land and property holdings were disposed of, the title of Lord of the Manor was retained. Due to its position, the history of Burton in Kendal lies in transport, as travellers used its many inns to eat, drink, and rest their pack horses before entering or leaving the county. There are also a multi-use games area (MUGA), tennis courts and a bowling green which are operated by various sports groups within the village.
The village has a rich local history. Kath Hayhurst has produced a book of photographs and annotations entitled "Burton-in-Kendal, Clawthorpe and Dalton – Photographic Memories". Copies are available from the village shop or from the Holme and District Local History Society.
A group of villagers produce a regular monthly newsletter called the Burton News which is distributed free to every household in the parish. Burton News came first in its category of monthly magazine in a contest organised by the Diocese of Carlisle in 2002.
Burton in Kendal's local football club, Burton Thistle F.C., currently play in the North Lancashire and District Football League in the nearby hamlet of Clawthorpe.
The writer and poet David Craig lives in Burton. Born in Aberdeen he taught Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster from 1969–92 and remains an Emeritus Professor. His books include three novels, five travel and oral history, and four collections of poetry.
Guitarist and musician Mo Witham lives in Burton with his singer wife Kelly. Originally from Southend-on-Sea Mo was a major part of the Southend pub-rock scene and has played guitar in various rock and pop bands since the 1960s, including The Orioles and Legend.
Remains of Burton and Holme railway station on the West Coast Main Line
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