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Sir John Barrow Cottage

Sir John Barrow’s Cottage

The cottage was the birthplace of Sir John Barrow on 19 June 1764. It is now a grade II listed building. John Barrow was the son of a yeoman farmer and was educated at Town Bank Grammar School in Ulverston. There is more elsewhere on this site about Sir John Barrow, one of Ulverston’s most famous sons. Before the age of 20, he held a variety of important jobs including tutor, surveyor’s assistant and head bookkeeper in a Liverpool iron foundry. Sir John Barrow was one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society and as the Second Secretary to the Admiralty spearheaded arctic exploration to discover the North West passage.

The cottage is at Dragley Beck in Ulverston and is in the ownership of Ulverston Town Council.

The council has recently spent £14,000 on refurbishing parts of the building, and leased it to Greenlane Archeology who are working with the Ulverston Civic Society to open it for the community. The building should be open at weekends and can be hired for events from October 2017

For more information contact Greenlane on Greenlane Archaeology info@greenlanearchaeology.co.uk

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Jess Gillam has been awarded an MBE

Jess Gillam has been awarded an MBE

Town Mayor Cllr Bob Brown: Many Congratulations to Jess Gillam on being awarded an MBE for Services to Music. Ulverston is very proud of you. You are an inspiration to many of our younger musicians. Continue Reading

Gas works held up at Canal

Gas works held up at Canal

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