Nether Kellet

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Nether Kellet
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The green, Nether Kellet
Grid reference: SD504681
Location: 54°6’25"N, 2°45’32"W
Population: 646  (2001)
Post town: Carnforth
Postcode: LA6
Dialling code: 01524
Local Government
Council: Lancaster
Morecambe and Lunesdale

Nether Kellet is a village in Lancashire, a few miles south of Carnforth. It had a population of 646 recorded in the 2001 census. The parish of Nether Kellet includes the small hamlet of Addington, to the east.

The village is located south of Over Kellet, north of Halton, west of Aughton and east of Bolton-le-Sands.


Nether Kellet is one of the Thankful Villages; those villages which sent men to fight in the Great War of 1914-1918, and which saw them all return alive. Nether Kellet sent 21 men. Their near neighbour, Arkholme, 5 miles to the east, sent 59 men, all of whom returned. These two neighbouring villages, alone in all Lancashire, escaped unscathed from such a slaughter as the Great War.

Nether Kellet was doubly thankful,[1] as 16 villagers served in Second World War, 1939-1945, without loss of life. By coincidence, Arkholme too was Twice Thankful, receiving back all its sons in both wars; there are very few villages in the land which did.


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