Little Salkeld

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Little Salkeld
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Little Salkeld Flour Mill
Little Salkeld is located in Cumbria
Little Salkeld
Little Salkeld
Little Salkeld shown within Cumbria
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54°42′59″N 2°40′23″W / 54.7165°N 2.6730°W / 54.7165; -2.6730Coordinates: 54°42′59″N 2°40′23″W / 54.7165°N 2.6730°W / 54.7165; -2.6730

Little Salkeld is a small village within the Eden district of Cumbria, England, a few miles to the north east of Penrith and within the parish of Hunsonby.

History[edit]

The manor at Little Salkeld was confirmed by King Edward I in 1292. It is believed to be the original home of the Salkeld family of landowners.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

Little Salkeld Watermill, built in 1745, is a traditional English 18th century water mill.[2][3] It is Cumbria's only watermill still in full operation. Its organic bread and all-purpose flours are available in specialist shops throughout the UK. It operates regular tours and has an award winning[4] organic vegetarian cafe.

Salkeld Hall is the village's largest house; built in the 16th century incorporating earlier walls.[5] It is privately owned.

The village contains a vicarage but no church - it was built for Addingham parish church one mile to the north near Glassonby.

Popular with walkers it is the closest village to Lacy's Caves and Long Meg and Her Daughters.

Transport[edit]

Little Salkeld can be reached by car 1½ miles from Langwathby off the A686, approximately 6 miles from M6 J40.

It lies on the C2C Cycle Route.

Little Salkeld railway station on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and branch line to the Long Meg Mine were both closed in the 1970s, although the disused platforms still remain and the station building is well maintained as a private house. The closest station is Langwathby.

In 1918 a train accident in nearby Long Meg Cutting killed seven people.

A second accident occurred at the station in 1933, which resulted in the death of one railwayman and injuries to a further five members of railway staff and twenty seven passengers.

The village is believed to have been connected at one time by a bridge over the River Eden to Great Salkeld.

Little Salkeld

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Parishes: Addingham - Aspatria', Magna Britannia: volume 4: Cumberland (1816), pp. 4-18. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=50677. Date accessed: 3 January 2007.
  2. ^ Little Salkeld Watermill web site
  3. ^ Little Salkeld Watermill, Article on Visit Cumbria Archived 4 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Cumbria Business Environment Network - retained Gold". Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  5. ^ English Heritage PastScape monument number 12238

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