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Gleaston

(See also Gleaston Castle , Gleaston Water Mill)

Gleaston Water Mill courtesy of Gleaston Water MillGleaston is a sprawling village dating from the 11th century but with many of the dwellings 19th century in origin. Its original name was Glasserton. There is a village green next to Gleaston beck which runs along one edge of the village. The village has a hall, an old tithe barn, and several old cottages. A former pub is now a private dwelling.

Gleaston Castle distant view by Graeme DougalThe village is noted for its castle ruins, now part of a farm, and a watermill. Gleaston watermill is a working corn mill dating from the 1700s, but there has been a mill here for 400 years.

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal , Gleaston Water Mill


Gleaston is three miles east of Barrow-in-Furness on a minor road off the A5087.

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