Nethertown

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Nethertown
Beach Houses (geograph 3509157).jpg
Beach Houses, Nethertown
Nethertown is located in Cumbria
Nethertown
Nethertown
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY0005
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEgremont, Cumbria
Postcode districtCA22
Dialling code01946
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°27′11″N 3°33′32″W / 54.453°N 03.559°W / 54.453; -03.559Coordinates: 54°27′11″N 3°33′32″W / 54.453°N 03.559°W / 54.453; -03.559

Nethertown is a small village in Cumbria, England on the Irish Sea coast .

The community is covered by the civil parish of "Lowside Quarter", and was created out of one of the old parochial townships of the parish of St Bees.

History[edit]

During WW2 an anti-aircraft training camp was established, which later became the contractor camp housing workers building the Sellafield Nuclear plant from the late 1940s to early 1950s. Following the departure of the contractors, the canteen was converted into the "Tow Bar Inn" - a well patronised dance venue. This was closed in the 1980s and the site is now a private residential estate.

The village had its own school, which later became a mission church for St Bees Priory. It is now a private residence.

The community today is predominantly residential and agricultural.

Transport links[edit]

It is served by Nethertown railway station which is spectacularly sited on a short cliff above the Irish Sea coast.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • "100 Years of St Bees", Douglas Sim. 1995, ISBN 0-9526990-0-1

Video[edit]

video of mainline class 37 at 60 mph through Nethertown.