Swarthmoor

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Swarthmoor
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Swarthmoor Hall
Swarthmoor is located in Cumbria
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Swarthmoor shown within Cumbria
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Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ulverston
Postcode district LA12
Dialling code 01229
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
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CumbriaCoordinates: 54°11′01″N 3°07′12″W / 54.18356°N 3.12007°W / 54.18356; -3.12007

Swarthmoor is a small village near Ulverston, in Cumbria, England. Located on the Furness peninsula, it is historically part of Lancashire.

Etymology[edit]

Swarthmoor Village was named after its location on the Swarth Moor, which was formerly a marsh covered moorland. The Swarth Moor's name was derived from the word sweart, meaning black.[1]

Swarthmoor Hall[edit]

Situated on the outskirts of the village is Swarthmoor Hall, where in 1652 George Fox founded the Quaker movement.[2]

Facilities in Swarthmoor[edit]

Swarthmoor is home to Swarthmoor Social Football Club Founded in 1946, the club has two adult teams - the first team in West Lancashire Football League and the reserves play in the Furness Premier League. The Junior set-up was re-formed in 2005 and has over 200 children playing ranging from 4 to 16 years old.

There is a public house in the village - The Miners Arms, as well as a newsagents 1/2 a mile away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall (1922). The Place-Names of Lancashire. Manchester University Press. 
  2. ^ "Swarthmoor Hall". Retrieved 16 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Swarthmoor at Wikimedia Commons