Railway Station, now a private residence
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History and facilities
A hamlet was established at Cumwhinton by the middle of the 12th century, initially under the name Cumquintina, believed to be named after Saint Quentin. The site also had a manor owned by the Bavin family, who gave it to Lanercost Priory after three generations of ownership.
Cumwhinton Primary School provides educational facilities for children in the village. In 2008 a new extension was opened for pupils with autism, one of only four in the county; the building was unveiled by footballer Matt Jansen, a former pupil at the school.
Cumwhinton had a railway station on the Settle-Carlisle Railway between Scotby and Cotehill, but this was closed to passengers in 1956. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders. The station building, which dates from 1875 and remains in use as a private dwelling (the platforms and former waiting shelter also survive), was Grade II listed in 1984.
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