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A stone church tower, on a sunny winter morning.
St Mary's Church, Crosthwaite
Crosthwaite is located in Cumbria
Crosthwaite shown within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD437914
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKendal
Postcode districtLA8
Dialling code015395
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°18′58″N 2°51′56″W / 54.316022°N 2.865457°W / 54.316022; -2.865457Coordinates: 54°18′58″N 2°51′56″W / 54.316022°N 2.865457°W / 54.316022; -2.865457

Crosthwaite is a small village located in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth, South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. It is in the Lake District National Park.[1]

Village hall[edit]

The Argles Memorial Hall was built in 1931[2] on land donated from the local landowners. It underwent a major refurbishment in 2003 and is currently used by The Exchange, children's playgroups and keep fit classes.


The Crosthwaite Exchange was set up in February 2007[2] as a place for local people to buy and sell local produce, home baked goods, books, and meet up with other villagers. Since then, the exchange has been used by the NHS as a model for exchanges in other villages.[3]

St Mary's Parish Church[edit]

Crosthwaite is home to the St Mary's Parish Church. The first reference to a place of worship was in a 12th-century grant of land.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lake District National Park overview map" (PDF). Natural England. 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Plan" (PDF). February 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-27.
  3. ^ "NHS Cumbria inspired by Crosthwaite Exchange" (PDF). 2 March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ Pam Bownass; Penny Mutch; Hartley Trotter; John Wilson. Cameos of Crosthwaite and Lyth. ISBN 0-9544537-0-0.

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