Witherslack

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Witherslack
Witherslack church.jpg
St Paul's Church
Witherslack is located in Cumbria
Witherslack
Witherslack
Witherslack shown within Cumbria
Population 499 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SD4483
Civil parish
  • Witherslack
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANGE OVER SANDS
Postcode district LA11
Dialling code 015395
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°14′42″N 2°51′32″W / 54.245°N 2.859°W / 54.245; -2.859Coordinates: 54°14′42″N 2°51′32″W / 54.245°N 2.859°W / 54.245; -2.859

Witherslack is a small village and civil parish in the south of Cumbria. It lies on the north eastern side of Morecambe Bay, England. The eastern side of the village borders Whitbarrow Scar with Yewbarrow, which is a small limestone hill, located in the centre of the village

Witherslack is quite scattered with four distinct areas. Townend, Mill Side, Beck Head and the school/church. Townend is traditionally considered the centre of the village and contains the local pub, The Derby Arms, and the Community Shop. Mill Side is the location of the old Mill and still contains the mill pond. Beck Head lies to the north of Mill Side and is where a small river emerges from the limestone escarpment adjacent to Whitbarrow. The area of the village with the Dean Barwick C of E School and St. Paul's church lies to the west of Yewbarrow.

Amenities[edit]

St Paul's Church is the only place of worship in the village.

The newly refurbished Derby Arms has several real ales and a selection of good food.

Witherslack also has a Community Shop which has the usual provisions and is also an outlet for local produce.

Schools[edit]

There are two schools in Witherslack;

Geography[edit]

Witherslack sits on slate with carboniferous limestone forming the outcrops of Whitbarrow and Yewbarrow. The village gives its name to nearby wetland, Witherslack Mosses.

Landmarks[edit]

Nether Hall

East of the church and north of Townend lies Nether Hall, which was the 15th century home of the Harrington family. The present 16th and 17th century building incorporates walls 5 feet thick, which are probably the remains of a pele tower.[2]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Witherslack at Wikimedia Commons

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