EtymologyEdit

Swarthmoor Village was named after its location on the Swarth Moor, which was formerly a marsh covered moorland. The Swarth Moor's name was derived from the word sweart, meaning black.[1]

Swarthmoor HallEdit

Situated on the outskirts of the village is Swarthmoor Hall, where in 1652 George Fox founded the Quaker movement.[2]

Facilities in SwarthmoorEdit

Swarthmoor is home to Swarthmoor Social Football Club Founded in 1946, the club has two adult teams - the first team in West Lancashire Football League and the reserves play in the Furness Premier League. The Junior set-up was re-formed in 2005 and has over 200 children playing ranging from 4 to 16 years old.

There is a public house in the village - The Miners Arms, as well as a newsagents 1/2 a mile away.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall (1922). The Place-Names of Lancashire. Manchester University Press. 
  2. ^ "Swarthmoor Hall". Retrieved 16 March 2010. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Swarthmoor at Wikimedia Commons