Milnthorpe

A large and lively market village in South Cumbria.

Milnthorpe is a large market village on the southern border of Cumbria, 7 miles south of Kendal, once part of the township of Heversham-with-Milnthorpe. Now spared of heavy traffic, it is an ancient village of limestone buildings, arranged in nooks and crannies and along narrow lanes.

Visitors passing through on the A6 heading towards Kendal in the north or Lancaster in the south might overlook this gem, whose narrow lanes and historic, beautiful buildings recall a time when a coach and four was more common than a four-wheel drive.

The Market Square is bordered on three sides by pretty cottages and inviting shops. The fourth side opens out on to green lawns and trees leading up to an imposing and very attractive 19th century church of St Thomas.

Milnthorpe was a medieval market town and, apart from Kendal, was the most important community in the area.

Useful Numbers

Stoneleigh Surgery
Tel: 01539 563307
Park View Surgery
Tel: 015395 63327
Westmorland General Hospital
01539 732288
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 65944

Dallam School
Tel: 015395 65165 

Milnthorpe Family Centre
Tel: 015395 64090
Storth C of E Primary School
015395 62517
Milnthorpe Primary School
Tel: 015395 62344
Beetham Primary School
015395 62515
Queen Elizabeth School (QES)
015242 71275
Kendal College
01539 814700
Lancaster & Morecambe College
01524 66215
Milnthorpe Library
Tel: 015395 63040
Market Supervisor
Tel: 01539 563719
Milnthorpe Cricket Club
Tel: 015395 63072
Cumbria County Council
01228 606060
South Lakeland District Council
0845 050 4434 
 

 

 Useful Information and Numbers

Type of problem Problem Who can help Phone Number
Advice Need legal or other advice Cumbria Rural CAB 01539 446464
015395 33100 
Advice Need legal or other advice Kendal CAB 01539 738772 
Advice Need legal or other advice Local Councillors- Cllr David Ryder 65716
Advice Need legal or other advice Tim Farron MP 01539 723403
Care You need respite care Age UK South Lakeland
Adult Social Care
South Lakeland Carers
01539 728180
01539 713377
01539 815970
Churches Churches St Thomas's Church
Christ the King Church
Milnthorpe Methodist Church (Secretary)
015395 63125
015395 62387
015395 62985
Doctor Out of Hours Doctor Cumbria Health on Call
6.30pm - 8.00pm Monday to Friday
Any time Saturday, Sunday and all Bank Holidays
03000 247247
Doctor Feel unwell but don't want to call your GP NHS Direct - any time
or speak to the Pharmicist at your local pharmacy
0845 4647
Emergancy: ambulance Health emergency Health emergency 999
Doctor Advice about failing eyesight Sight Advice South Lakes
Visually Impaired Group
01539 742633
Doctor Advice about hearing problems DeafVision 01539 773131
Doctor Find a dentist to register with NHS Dental Registration 01228 602193
Doctor  Worried about dementia Talk to GP
Alzheimers Society
01539 742631
Doctor Worried about mental health South Lakeland MIND 01539 740591
Doctor Worried about cancer Macmillan Cancer Support (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday) 0808 808 0000
Doctor Worried about stroke Stroke Association
(9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
0303 303 3100