Over Kellet

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Over Kellet
Over Kellet village green - geograph.org.uk - 772110.jpg
Village Green
Over Kellet is located in the City of Lancaster district
Over Kellet
Over Kellet
Location in the City of Lancaster district
Over Kellet is located in Lancashire
Over Kellet
Over Kellet
Over Kellet shown within Lancashire
Population761 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD520700
Civil parish
  • Over Kellet
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLA6
Dialling code01524
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°07′26″N 2°44′02″W / 54.124°N 2.734°W / 54.124; -2.734Coordinates: 54°07′26″N 2°44′02″W / 54.124°N 2.734°W / 54.124; -2.734

Over Kellet is a village and civil parish near Carnforth in the English county of Lancashire. The parish, which is in the City of Lancaster, includes the village of Capernwray, at its northern end, and has a population of 778,[1] decreasing slightly to 761 at the 2011 Census.[2] The Lancaster Canal passes through the parish.[3]

The village was referred to as Chellet in the Domesday Book, and more recently has also been known as Lesser Kellet.[3] It is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Carnforth, and 0.6 miles (0.97 km) east of junction 35 of the M6 motorway.

The Church of St Cuthbert has existed since 1215.[4] The current building, a Grade II* listed building,[5] was mostly built in the 16th century. It was restored in 1864, and is now a joint Anglican/Methodist church.[4]

Capernwray Dive Centre can be found on the outskirts of the village.

Capernwray Hall[edit]

Capernwray Hall is an 1844 country house designed by Edmund Sharpe and is a grade II* listed building.[6] Since 1947 it has been the home of the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers. Capernwray Old Hall is a different, grade II listed, late 17th-century building.[7]

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Lancaster Retrieved 12 February 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1914). "Townships: Over Kellet". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8. pp. 140–151. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  4. ^ a b "Blackburn Diocesan Web Site". Diocese of Blackburn. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-04-28.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Lancashire Parish Portal: Parish Council Details: Over Kellet Parish Council". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Capernwray Hall (1071908)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Capernwray Old Hall (1317703)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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