Mosedale, Cumbria

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View of Mosedale in 2009, showing phone box and post box
Mosedale is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY356322
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA11
Dialling code017687
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
54°40′52″N 2°59′53″W / 54.681°N 2.998°W / 54.681; -2.998Coordinates: 54°40′52″N 2°59′53″W / 54.681°N 2.998°W / 54.681; -2.998
Mosedale Quaker Meeting House

Mosedale is a hamlet in Eden District, Cumbria in the north west of the English Lake District. It is on the River Caldew, north east of Bowscale Fell and south east of Carrock Fell, about one mile north of Mungrisdale.[1] It is in the civil parish of Mungrisdale, which is made up of eight hamlets with a total population of 284 in 2001.[2][3] From 1866 to 1934 Mosedale was itself a civil parish.[4]

There is a Quaker meeting house in Mosedale, where meetings are held weekly in summer and fortnightly in winter. The meeting house was created in 1702 from an earlier building, was used for regular meetings until 1865, became an Anglican chapel of ease 1936–1970, and was restored for use by Quakers in 1973. It is one of the earliest meeting houses in Cumbria and is associated with George Fox, the founder of the Quakers.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ "Mosedale". The Cumbria Directory. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the parish of Mungrisdale". Mungrisdale Parish Website. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Parish headcounts: Eden (non-metropolitan district)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2004. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Mosedale Tn/CP". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "About us". North Cumbria Area Meeting: Mosedale. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Outpost of Quakerism in the Cumbrian hills". Cumberland & Westmorland Herald. 24 August 2002. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  7. ^ Neil, Emma. Friends Meeting House, Mosedale (PDF) (Report). Quakers. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Friends' Meeting House and Adjoining Stables  (Grade II) (1137704)". National Heritage List for England.