Winster, Cumbria

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Cottage in Winster

Winster is a village in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, in North West England. Historically within the county of Westmorland, it is situated less than two miles east of Windermere, England's largest natural lake.[1] The village is within the Lake District National Park.[2] The village has a pub, the Brown Horse Inn, an 1850s coaching inn.[3]

Packhorse bridges[edit]

A packhorse bridge is a bridge intended to carry packhorses (horses loaded with sidebags or panniers) across a river or stream.[4] There are two packhorse bridges near Winster. The Winster Bridge (1729 with 20th-century parapet) is on the River Winster at 54°19′37″N 2°54′08″W / 54.3269°N 2.9021°W / 54.3269; -2.9021.[5][6] Another packhorse bridge (probably 17th-century, also Grade II listed[7]) is on a tributary of the River Winster at 54°20′27″N 2°54′18″W / 54.3408°N 2.9051°W / 54.3408; -2.9051, adjacent to A5074 road.[8][9]

See also[edit]

Media related to Winster at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "Lake District National Park - Explore Windermere". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. ^ "Winster, Cumbria". Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  3. ^ "Home page". The Brown Horse Inn, Winster. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Packhorse Cargo". Retrieved January 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Winster Bridge (that part in Cartmel Fell C.P.)  (Grade II) (1224963)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Winster Bridge (That Part in Cartmel), Cartmel Fell". Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ Grade II: buildings that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Pack Horse Bridge beside A5074 ¼ mile North West of High Mill House  (Grade II) (1086603)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Pack Horse Bridge Beside A5074 a Quarter of a Mile North West of High Mill House, Crook". Retrieved 19 November 2012.

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Coordinates: 54°20′00″N 2°53′37″W / 54.33324°N 2.89362°W / 54.33324; -2.89362