North Scale

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North Scale
High tide in the Walney Channel - - 665020.jpg
The Ferry Hotel, North Scale
North Scale is located in Cumbria
North Scale
North Scale
North Scale shown within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD180700
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLA14
Dialling code01229
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°07′11″N 3°15′18″W / 54.11978°N 3.25502°W / 54.11978; -3.25502Coordinates: 54°07′11″N 3°15′18″W / 54.11978°N 3.25502°W / 54.11978; -3.25502

North Scale is a village and one of only four settlements on the Isle of Walney. It is the northernmost settlement, lying a mile north of Vickerstown.


North Scale was first identified as an agricultural settlement, owned by Furness Abbey, in 1247.[1]

As a royalist stronghold in the English Civil War it was briefly sieged by Parliamentarians.

In 1865, the Crown Inn opened in North Scale.[2]

Before the Jubilee Bridge to Walney Island opened in 1908, people crossing on foot at low tide would arrive near North Scale. A causeway was built to make crossing possible for longer periods.[3]

Modern development[edit]

The village grew with the development of the Red Ley estate in the 1960s and the Barnes estate in the 1970s.[4]

North Scale has a community centre, and is linked by bus services to the rest of Walney Island, and to Barrow-in-Furness, via the Jubilee Bridge.

The village is home to the Lakes Gliding Club.[5]


External links[edit]

Media related to North Scale at Wikimedia Commons