Blencow


Blencow

Blencow or Blencowe is a small village near Penrith it is divided by the River Petteril into Great Blencow to the south and Little Blencow to the north.

Great Blencow is in the civil parish of Dacre while Little Blencow is within Greystoke parish.

The post office and village pub are situated in Little Blencow, there is another pub called the Clickham Inn to the south of the village towards Newbiggin.

Also at Newbiggin is the Hanson plc Blencowe Limestone Quarry and Blockworks and the former Blencow railway station on the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway [(http://www.ckp-railways.co.uk)] .

The mansion of Ennim just south of the village was the home for many years of the Conservative politician and cabinet minister William (Willie) later Viscount Whitelaw. The house maintained a substantial police presence even after Whitelaw's retirement due to his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Blencow at one time had a very well known grammar school.

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