Corney

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Corney
Cumberland
Corney Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 128069.jpg
St John's Church, Corney
Location
Grid reference: SD114911
Location: 54°18’29"N, 3°21’48"W
Data
Post town: Millom
Postcode: LA19
Dialling code: 01229
Local Government
Council: Copeland
Parliamentary
constituency:
Copeland

Corney is a small, scattered village in Cumberland, in the south-westernmost extent of the Lake District, where the fells approach the Irish Sea. There is no village centre but farms and cottages and dispersed along the lanes. It sits on the lower slopes of Corney Fell. The more dramatic crags of Black Combe rise to the south-east.

It is near the A595 road, north-east of Bootle and ten miles north of Millom.

The village may be little known, but it name is well known to travellers who take the fell road from Duddon Bridge to Ravenglass, as this route is known as the "Corney Fell Road". From Corney on a clear day it is possible to see the Isle of Man, Snowdonia and Galloway.

Parish church

There parish church is St John the Baptist. It dates back to as early as the 12th Century, and today stands in a churchyard left wild so that the moorland wildflowers thrive.

About the village

This is a predominantly agricultural community.

Close to Corney lie the ruins of a 12th Century Benedictine nunnery (to which there is no public access), in the grounds of 'Seaton Hall,[1] a grade II* listed hall.

Outside links

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References

  1. Seaton Hall with attached ruins - British Listed Buildings