Whittington in the Lune Valley

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Whittington nestles on the Northern bank of the River Lune some two miles to the west of the popular tourist venue of Kirkby Lonsdale and Devils Bridge and twenty miles or so to the East of Lancaster and Jct. 35 of the M6 Motorway.

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Recorded in the Doomsday Book with Parish Church records going back to 1538. A church has stood on the current site since 1200AD.

Whittington is a vibrant community, the birth place of William Sturgeon the pioneering inventor of the electro magnetic motor, who was born in Whittington in 1783.

RSA MedalWilliam SturgeonRSA Medal

Rev. John Hodkins

Whittington was the home of Rev. John Hodkins, who was also famous as Cyclops a contributor to The Motor Cycle News at the turn of the last century. Also the Birthplace of Edward France, in 1694, who's sons John and William became famous as cabinet makers with Vile & Cobb and went on to supply furniture to the Royal family and many others.

The pages on this site enable visitors to find out more about the Village, our church and the activities which centre around our splendid Village Hall.

Diamond Jubilee Beacon Whittington Hall Long Walk

The left hand photograph records the Beacon, lit on Sellet Bank on the occasion of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

As a rural community it is hardly surprising that animals form an important part of the village. In the length of Main Street alone there are four farms. Within the Parish boundaries there are another six. In addition ownership of horses is quite common. The photograph on the right above shows the Long Walk, from St. Michael's Church to the gate adjacent to South Lodge. The path passes between two Whittington Hall padocks housing Lady Reay's horses.

A key feature of life in Whittington are the monthly reminiscences of Veteran local historian Gerald Hodgson. His Monthly Musings in our Parish Magazine, Wagtail, are something that villagers from around the whole region, and as far away as Australia, look forward to. You can access Geralds Musing, going as far back as 2004, through the Village Life Tab on the Menu Bar above.

Gerald is also the source of much of the Historical data contained in these web pages, and his periodic presentations around local villages are well attended. A series of new photos of village life at the turn of the 19th century are in preparation will very shortly will be revealed on these pages, again down to Gerald's exertions.


The very latest additions and updates to this site

03/07/17 Gerald's Musings (Updated).(July/August 2017)
11/06/17 News & Views from the village. (Updated)
Village Blog. (Updated frequently)


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