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Furness & South Lakeland Branch of LACR

TOWER INFORMATION FOR

St James the Great, BARROW-IN-FURNESS

 
© 2011 Copyright Andrew Pollock and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License.

TOWER PRACTICE AND CONTACT DETAILS

Available on the branch page at LACR website

SATNAV / GPS

PostCode: LA14 5UE
Landranger Grid Ref: SD194699
LAT: N54:07:09 (54.119113)
LONG: W3:14:00 (-3.233391)
Waymarking

ONLINE MAP LINKS

Google Streetview

OS Map: Dove's Guide or Bing Maps


Ordnance Survey Map Reference

OS LANDRANGER (1:50,000 2cm=1km)
Sheet 96: Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland

OS EXPLORER (1:25000 4cm=1km)
Sheet OL6: The English Lakes: South Western Area


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PARKING

Free on-street parking available around church and in surrounding residential streets.

ACCESSIBILITY

Spiral Staircase - door in external wall of tower.
Maximum of approx. 20 people in ringing room

FACILITIES

TOILETS
Located inside church (if vestry is open).
Alternatives are

  1. 0.7km (0.3km NW of church as crow flies) -
    Customer toilets in ASDA
  2. 0.75km (0.45km E of church as crow flies) -
    Customer toilets at Railway Station
Note: Barrow's only public toilets can be found at Fell St (centre of town).

SHELTER
Shelter available is the foot of the tower, or the church.

SHOPS
Small shop on corner of Blake Street & Bath Street
ASDA and other retail units north of church.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB PAGES

RINGING WEBSITES
DOVE (Barrow) - Dove's Guide For Church Bell Ringers
BlueLine

CHURCH WEBSITES
St James' Church (www.northbarrowtm.org.uk)
Diocese of Carlisle (North Barrow)
Barrow Bells (www.barrowbells.org.uk)

TOURISM WEBSITES
Visit Cumbria

REFERENCE WEBSITES
Wikipedia
Genuki
Images of England (English Heritage)
Old Cumbria Gazetteer

AUDIO


Very short sample/extract from recording of first Peal on restored bells from inside the tower above the bells on Friday 25th July 2014.