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Nelson Street, Hindpool looking north
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Hindpool shown within Barrow-in-Furness
Population 5,851 (2011 Ward)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA
Dialling code 01229
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places

Hindpool is an area and electoral ward of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. It is bordered by Barrow Island, Central Barrow, Ormsgill, Parkside and the Walney Channel,[1] the local population stood at 5,515 in 2001,[2] increasing to 5,851 at the 2011 Census.[3] The ward covers the entire western half of the town centre and includes Barrow's main shopping district. Other sites of interest include the Furness College campus, the Dock Museum and the Main Public Library. The Town Hall and other such government buildings are located in the neighbouring central ward. Hindpool is also home to two stadia - Barrow Raiders' Craven Park and Barrow A.F.C.'s Holker Street.


Barrow being a planned town has many fine buildings to show for it, Abbey Road in particular is lined by numerous listed buildings including the Barrow Main Public Library, the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Nan Tait Centre and Ramsden Hall.[4] Almost all residential buildings in Hindpool are terraced housing, the population density of the area was 29.86 people per hectare in 2001 (three times Barrow average and eight times national population density average).[5]


Vital statistics [2] Hindpool Barrow-in-Furness England
Religious individuals 76.95% 81.61% 77.71%
Non-religious individuals 14.29% 10.79% 14.59%
Religion withheld 8.76% 7.59% 7.69%
Individuals in fairly
good to good health
83.48% 86.75% 90.97%
Individuals in bad health 16.52% 13.25% 9.03%
People aged 16–74 who
are economically active
56.53% 60.84% 66.87%
People aged 16–74 who
aren't economically active
43.47% 39.16% 33.13%
People aged 16–74
with no qualifications
39.71% 32.82% 28.85%

Retail sector[edit]

The vast majority of Barrow's retail industry is located in Hindpool and not the central ward where Barrow Borough Council is seated. The primary shopping district in Hindpool and Barrow itself is Dalton Road and Portland Walk which are located in the south-eastern corner of the ward. Alongside Hindpool's traditional shopping streets are three retail parks, including Hindpool Retail Park, Hollywood Park and Walney Road Retail Park.


Hindpool has a well established road network which includes the A590 Walney Road which runs from Ormsgill in the north to Barrow Island in the south. Barrow's principal road, Abbey Road also has a 0.4 mile stretch that runs through east-central Hindpool. Barrow-in-Furness railway station is also located in Hindpool and the Cumbrian Coast Line marks the border between the ward and Ormsgill.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maps and details of Barrow's Electoral Boundaries". Barrow Borough Council. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Hindpool: Key Figures for 2001 Census". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Listed Buildings Online Search Form". English Heritage. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hindpool Ward Population Density". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

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Coordinates: 54°07′01″N 3°13′50″W / 54.117°N 3.2305°W / 54.117; -3.2305