History of Lindal & Marton

A village community at the heart of Furness

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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 email to neil@lindal-in-furness.co.uk to let us know. We also recommend that you visit the Lindal & Marton Primary School website at: lindalmarton.com

Parish Council

Lindal & 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 Downloads page.

Note that during 2015, Lindal & Marton Parish Council information will be moving to a new website.