The Parish of Allithwaite Upper comprises the villages of Lindale, Low and High Newton, Cumbria, with a population of 824 according to the 2001 census.
Lindale’s major claim to fame is that it was the former home to John Wilkinson who built the world’s first iron ship. John Wilkinson, an ironmaster lived at nearby Castle Head, a mansion once housing St Mary’s college.
In the 1700s he and his father, Isacc, began an iron industry in the village.
A memorial to him sits near the crossroads on the way to Grange.
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