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Stonethwaite main street.jpg
Stonethwaite's main street
Stonethwaite is located in Cumbria
Stonethwaite shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY2613
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KESWICK
Postcode district CA12
Dialling code 017687
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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54°30′25″N 3°08′40″W / 54.50689°N 3.14435°W / 54.50689; -3.14435Coordinates: 54°30′25″N 3°08′40″W / 54.50689°N 3.14435°W / 54.50689; -3.14435

Stonethwaite is a small village in the Lake District in the English county of Cumbria. Historically part of Cumberland, it is situated in the valley of the Stonethwaite Beck, a side valley of Borrowdale, and within the Lake District National Park. It is on the Cumbria Way long distance footpath.

For local government purposes Stonethwaite forms part of the civil parish of Borrowdale, the district of Allerdale, and 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.[1]


The farm at Stonethwaite was once owned by the monks at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire from 1195 as part of lands they owned in the Borrowdale valley. The monks of Furness complained to King Edward II that they objected to the terms of the ownership of what was now a thriving dairy business. The king did not adjudicate but merely sequestrated the farm and then sold it back to Fountains Abbey in 1304 for two pounds.[2]

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  1. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ Plaque in Stonethwaite, photographed September 2014

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