Grange in Borrowdale

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Not to be confused with Grange-over-Sands.
Grange taken from Grange Crags.jpg
Grange taken from Grange Crags
Grange is located in Cumbria
 Grange shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY252174
Civil parish Borrowdale
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Workington
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Coordinates: 54°32′49″N 3°09′23″W / 54.546903°N 3.156273°W / 54.546903; -3.156273

Grange, often called Grange in Borrowdale, is a village in Borrowdale in the English Lake District. It lies just off the B5289 road to the south of Derwent Water and 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Keswick, in the county of Cumbria.[1]

Historically part of Cumberland, the village is overlooked by Grange Fell and Castle Crag, which flank either side of the narrow section of Borrowdale in which it sits. Its origins date back to medieval times, when the monks of Furness Abbey built a monastic grange on the site. The double-arched bridge that links the village to the B5289 across the River Derwent was built in 1675. Holy Trinity Church followed in 1861.[1]

For local government purposes Grange forms part of the civil parish of Borrowdale, the district of Allerdale, and the county of Cumbria. It is within the Workington constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the North West England constituency of the European Parliament.[2]

The novelist Hugh Walpole owned Brackenburn, a large house about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of Grange, and lived there from 1924 until his death in 1941.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Grange in Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 

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