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Watermillock is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Matterdale, on the western shore of Ullswater, in the English Lake District, Cumbria. In 1931 the civil parish had a population of 448.[1] On 1 April 1934 the civil parish was merged into Matterdale.[2]

Watermillock
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Parish Church of All Saints, Watermillock
Watermillock is located in Cumbria
Watermillock
Watermillock
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY445224
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA11
Dialling code017684
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54°35′38″N 2°51′32″W / 54.594°N 2.859°W / 54.594; -2.859Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 2°51′32″W / 54.594°N 2.859°W / 54.594; -2.859

The settlement is popular with tourists, with several campsites and two hotels.[3][4] The village and outlying farms are widely scattered between the lake and Little Mell Fell. Much of the high ground around the village was once deer forest, popular with the local gentry for hunting. All Saints Church, Watermillock was built in 1881 of slate and red sandstone, replacing an earlier church at the site of what is now known as the Old Church Hotel. All the windows are memorials to various people, including Cecil Spring Rice and Stephen Spring Rice, who grew up in the village.[citation needed]

The village is accessed by the A592 road.[5] The Outward Bound Trust own the village manor next to the lake. The waterfall of Aira Force is situated to the west of the village.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Statistics Watermillock Tn/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Relationships and changes Watermillock Tn/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, Frommer's England 2010 (John Wiley & Sons, 19 Aug 2009), 650.
  4. ^ Jules Brown, The Rough Guide to the Lake District (Rough Guides UK, 24 Jan 2013), 213.
  5. ^ Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, Frommer's England 2010 (John Wiley & Sons, 19 Aug 2009), 650.