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Beetham

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Landmarks · Historic Sites
Beetham is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, situated on the border with Lancashire. It is part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.HistoryCraven in the Domesday Book shows that up till 1066 Earl Tostig was lord of Beetham and the surrounding areas of Farleton, Preston Richard, Hincaster, Heversham and Levens in Cumbria plus Yealand Redmayne and Borwick in Lancashire. Beetham manor then amounted to 25 carucates (ca3000 acres/1250ha) of ploughland. The Norman conquest of England added it to the extensive lands of Roger de Poitou.DemographyThe parish had a population of 1,724 recorded in the 2001 census, increasing to 1,784 at the 2011 Census.CommunityPoints of interest include: The Church of St Michael and All Angels, parts of which date from the 12th century. The Heron Corn Mill, a working watermill and active arts and education center. The Heron Theatre, an 80-seat theatre housed in the listed 18th century grammar school. The Fairy Steps, a natural staircase in a limestone crag, in the woodland to the west of the village. A small shrine to Saint Lioba (or Leoba), built into a stone wall in the nearby hamlet of Slackhead.
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