Lindale, Cumbria

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The Lindale Inn, Lindale - - 1548793.jpg
The Lindale Inn public house, Lindale
Lindale is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD417804
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLA11
Dialling code01539
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°12′58″N 2°53′38″W / 54.216°N 2.894°W / 54.216; -2.894Coordinates: 54°12′58″N 2°53′38″W / 54.216°N 2.894°W / 54.216; -2.894

Lindale - traditionally Lindale in Cartmel - is a village in the south of Cumbria. It lies on the North-Eastern side of Morecambe Bay, England. It was part of Lancashire from 1182 to 1974. It is in the civil parish of Lindale and Newton-in-Cartmel, in South Lakeland district.[1]


Lindale's most famous resident was John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson, an ironworker and inventor who lived in the village from 1750, where he owned the Castle Head estate. He produced the iron for and helped design the world's first iron bridge (at Ironbridge and Broseley) and he made the world's first iron boat in 1787. A large iron obelisk stands in the village as memorial to him.

Traditionally a farming village, Lindale's proximity to the A590 road has seen a growth in the number of commuters who live there. It is also a centre for car showrooms. The local tourist boom has largely missed Lindale, with nearby Grange-over-Sands developing into a seaside resort, and villages to the north and west (such as Windermere) benefiting from their position in the Lake District National Park.

St Paul's Church[edit]

St Paul's church is a grade II listed building of 1828–29. It was designed by architect George Webster. Webster, whose practice was based in Kendal, had a house in Lindale.

It includes stained glass by Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster.[2][3] It is within the Diocese of Carlisle and is part of the Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Allithwaite Upper Parish Council website". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Paul (1225725)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Lindale - St Paul's Church". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. ^ "St Paul's, Lindale". A Church Near You. Retrieved 11 March 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lindale at Wikimedia Commons