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Warton

Type:Village

Lancashire, LA5 9PJ

Tel: 01524 32878

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Warton
The tranquil village of Warton is located in the Lancaster district, within close proximity of Morecambe bay, the Kendal canal, and the famous Carnforth Railway Station. The church in Warton was built in the early 14th Century and was dedicated to St Oswald, the second Christian King of Northumbria. It is believed that the church in this parish was established well before the Norman conquest in 1066. The oldest portion of the church is the south wall which is of 14th century origin, though the earliest recorded incumbent dates from 1190
In the mid 13th Century a branch of the Washington family from County Durham came to live in the Warton area. The Washington family’s Coat of Arms, now located inside the church tower, is said to have inspired the design of the flag of the United States of America. a branch of the Washington family from County Durham came to live in the Warton area. The tower of the church was built by Robert Washington in the 15th Century and on the 4th July, Independence Day, each year, the 'Stars and Stripes' flag is flown. Also located in the village is the George Washington Pub, which offers great local food and rooms also available.

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Road Directions

M6 J35 then A6 to Carnforth. Right at the traffic lights then pass the railway station famous for the Brief Encounter film. Half lile to Warton. Church and ruins on right after The Shovel pub.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Rail Station is Carnforth, possible change at Lancaster. Local bus service from Lancaster. National Express bus service visits Carnforth

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