Grange in Borrowdale

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Grange taken from Grange Crags.jpg
Grange taken from Grange Crags
Grange is located in Allerdale
Location in Allerdale, Cumbria
Grange is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY252174
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKESWICK
Postcode districtCA12
Dialling code017687
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
54°32′49″N 3°09′23″W / 54.546903°N 3.156273°W / 54.546903; -3.156273Coordinates: 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, historically part of Cumberland,[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]

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]


Grange in Borrowdale is within the Copeland UK Parliamentary constituency. Trudy Harrison is the Member of Parliament.

Before Brexit for the European Parliament its residents voted to elect MEP's for the North West England constituency.

For Local Government purposes it is in the Keswick Ward of Allerdale Borough Council and the Keswick Division of Cumbria County Council.

Grange in Borrowdale has its own Parish Council; Borrowdale Parish Council.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Grange in Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Borrowdale Parish Council".

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