Colton, Cumbria

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Colton Church.JPG
Colton Church
Colton is located in Cumbria
Colton shown within Cumbria
Population 672 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SD3186
Civil parish
  • Colton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA12
Dialling code 01229
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°15′58″N 3°03′07″W / 54.266°N 3.052°W / 54.266; -3.052Coordinates: 54°15′58″N 3°03′07″W / 54.266°N 3.052°W / 54.266; -3.052

Colton is a village and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. It was historically part of Lancashire. Its name has been recorded as Coleton (which is Old English for 'village')[citation needed] and Coulton, and its existence has been recorded as early as 1202.[2]

The village is in the historical district of Furness and within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. It is about 2 km north of the A590 between Newby Bridge and Ulverston.

The settlement is situated on an incline, at the top of which is Colton Church, which was built in 1575 and rebuilt 25 years later.[2] Colton Beck, which runs beside the village, was once known as Cole, meaning 'hazel stream'. Three miles from the village there is an historic Quaker meeting house at Colthouse.[2] The parish includes Finsthwaite, Lakeside, Oxen Park, Nibthwaite, Bouth, and Rusland within its boundaries.[3]

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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Colton, Cumbria, The Lake District". The Cumbria Directory. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Colton Parish Council". Colton Parish Council. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 

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