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Hincaster village by David Metcalf Geograph
Hincaster is a hamlet near the A590. It has a village green and a Grade II listed hall. The hall, built in the late 16th century, was extended in the 18th century. It has round chimneys.

Hincaster canal tunnel by Raymond Knapman GeographHincaster was home to a gunpowder mill until after World War I. In the area is a branch of the Lancaster canal which was used to transport the gunpowder. The canal, opened in 1819, went through a 378 yard long tunnel near Hincaster. The tunnel is now designated as an ancient monument.

Photos courtesy © David Medcalf , Raymond Knapman

Hincaster is five miles south of Kendal near the A590.

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