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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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Remembrance services in Ulverston

Remembrance services in Ulverston

On Thursday 11 November at 11am there will be a short service organised by the Royal British Legion (Ulverston Branch) at the war memorial in Market Place. Sunday 14 November – Remembrance Sunday. The parade led by Ulverston Town Band will depart from the British Legion on Brogden Street at 2.10 arriving at the parish… Continue Reading

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County Square
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 7LZ