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Coordinates: 54°13′37″N 2°46′23″W / 54.227°N 2.773°W / 54.227; -2.773

Milnthorpe is located in Cumbria

 Milnthorpe shown within Cumbria
Population 2,106  (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD496815
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA7
Dialling code 015395
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
List of places: UK • England • Cumbria

Milnthorpe is a large Village within the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. Straddling the A6 road, the town contains several old hostelries and hosts a market in The Square every Friday. The parish of Milnthorpe had a population of 2106 recorded in the 2001 census.[1]

Historically a part of Westmorland, Milnthorpe is the site of a 19th century parish church dedicated to St Thomas which overlooks The Green and The Square - prior to its construction Milnthorpe was in the parish of Heversham.

Milnthorpe became a centre of business and activity because it was originally a port, using the River Bela and estuary (now only navigable to Storth), and it remains a significant commercial centre for the area.

Local industry includes a 300-year old comb making family business - Duralon Combs. Tourism and hospitality have always thrived (being a convenient stop off point on the A6 for coaches and cars en route to the Lake District -- and just to the north is Levens Hall, famed for its topiary).

Milnthorpe parish church

The popular children's drink Um Bongo was made here by Libby's in Milnthorpe back in the 1980s.

Each July, the Milnthorpe Men's Forum holds its annual art exhibition in the church. Milnthorpe has two steel bands - one for adults and the other based in the town's junior school.

The Dallam Tower estate stands near to the River Bela just south west of Milnthorpe, whilst St. Anthony's Tower may be seen on the top of St. Anthony's Hill to the north east of the town centre, overlooking the village and the housing estate of Owlet Ash Fields in nearby Ackenthwaite.

It has one secondary school, called Dallam School

It also has one primary school, called Milnthorpe Primary School.

John Taylor second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1880 to 1887 born and lived there until he emigrated to Canada.

North: Heversham
West: Lindale, Furness Milnthorpe East: Crooklands
South: Beetham


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