Bootle, Cumberland

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St Michael and All Angels' Church
Grid reference: SD106882
Location: 54°16’48"N, 3°22’12"W
Population: 745  (2001)
Post town: Millom
Postcode: LA19
Dialling code: 01229 718
Local Government
Council: Copeland

Bootle is a village in the very south of Cumberland, close to Millom. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 745. The village stands outside the Lake District National Park, and close to the Irish Sea coast. Near to Bootle is the Eskmeals Firing Range, which was a large employer but in the mid to late 1990s reduced the workforce. Also within the parish is Hycemoor, a hamlet situated a mile northwest of Bootle; Bootle railway station is at Hycemoor.


Bootle is listed in the Domesday Book as one of the townships forming the Manor of Hougun held by Earl Tostig. A charter for a market and a fair for the 'exaltation of the cross' was granted in 1347 by King Edward III to John de Huddleston, Lord of Millom.


  • Church of England:
    • St Michael's[1]
  • Independent: Chapel (formerly a Congregational Church built 1780, later United Reformed Church but independent since the 1990s. The building is now owned by Rural Ministries and is still in use as an Evangelical Church.[2]

Some remains of the Benedictine nunnery Seaton Priory are still to be found to the north of the parish.

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  1. St Michael, Bootle, Church of England,, retrieved 18 October 2011 
  2. Rural Ministries, Accessed 24 January 2010