Loweswater, Cumbria

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For the lake of the same name, see Loweswater.
Loweswater
Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater.jpg
The Kirkstile Inn with Mellbreak behind
Loweswater is located in Cumbria
Loweswater
Loweswater
 Loweswater shown within Cumbria
Population 231 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NY140209
Civil parish Loweswater
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COCKERMOUTH
Postcode district CA13
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Workington
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Coordinates: 54°34′35″N 3°19′47″W / 54.576303°N 3.329651°W / 54.576303; -3.329651

Loweswater is a village and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England.

Village[edit]

Historically part of Cumberland, the village lies between the Lake District lakes of Loweswater and Crummock Water, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Cockermouth and within the Lake District National Park. It is overlooked by the peak of Mellbreak.

The village church, dedicated to St Bartholomew, was built in 1827, and restored in 1884, although there has been a place of worship in the village since the early 12th century. Near to the church is the popular Kirkstile Inn.[2]

Civil parish[edit]

The civil parish of Loweswater covers a considerable area around the village, and is bordered on its eastern side by the western shore of Crummock Water and by the River Cocker. To the north-west, the parish boundary is delineated by the summit of Fellbarrow, before encircling Loweswater lake via Low Fell and the A5086 road. From here, the parish boundary includes a large area of fell to the north and east of the summits of Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Great Borne, Starling Dodd and Red Pike, before descending to Crummock Water.[3]

Besides the village of Loweswater itself, the parish also includes the settlement of Mockerkin, to the west of Loweswater lake. Most of the parish lies within the Lake District National Park, but a small part at its western end, including Mockerkin, is outside the National Park. At the time of the 2001 census the parish had a population of 209 living in 92 households.[3][4]

For local government purposes the civil parish forms part of the district of Allerdale within 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Loweswater, near Cockermouth, Cumbria". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Allerdale". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 

External links[edit]

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