About Lindal & Marton
This website is about the community comprising Lindal-in-Furness and Marton in South
Cumbria. Both villages have fascinating histories, from agricultural
beginnings, through the coming of the iron ore industry and the railway, and
subsequently as attractive residential areas.
The layouts of the villages have hardly changed, but many buildings have
come and gone, and areas of land have found new uses. For example, did you
know that the Lindal village green was originally a tarn? The tarn was
filled in with waste from the extensive mineworkings on the moor, which
in some cases were quite enormous. Shops and houses were swept away when
the A590 was widened in the 1960's. You can still find evidence of
the area's built heritage, but this is continually being eroded
away, and you have to know where to look.
We welcome any old photos, stories, etc if you have them. Please send an
firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
We also recommend that you visit the Lindal & Marton Primary School
& Marton is one of three Parish Councils in Barrow Borough. Parish Council meetings normally take place
in the Buccleuch Hall on the first Thursday of each
month, and are open to the public. The Parish Council
Clerk issues an Agenda a few days before each meeting, and issues Minutes a few days
afterwards. Agendas and full Minutes are published on our
Note that during 2015, Lindal & Marton Parish Council information will
be moving to a new website.