Lindale, traditionally Lindale in Cartmel, is a village in the south of Cumbria. It lies on the north eastern side of Morecambe Bay. It was part of Lancashire from 1182 to 1974.
These photographs were taken in July 2018.
A famous old resident of Lindale was John Wilkinson. I had recently read a book by Simon Winchester called Exactly. It tells the story of how precision engineers created the modern world. One chapter in the book describes how John Wilkinson developed a boring machine that could accurately bore cast iron cylinders, such as gun barrels or piston cylinders in steam engines. He was buried at his Castlehead estate in Lindale. The obelisk in the photo was designed and built by him to mark his grave. John Wilkinson also lived for a while in Hardcragg Hall in nearby Grange-over-Sands.
The plaque next to his obelisk.
A closer look at the words on his obelisk.
Two panels on the base of the monument.
On the road out of Lindale, heading east, you cross this bridge just before you join the A590 at the roundabout. It crosses the river Winster which used to mark the boundary between Lancashire and Westmorland until the 1974 boundary changes when both sides became part of Cumbria. This view is looking north.
Looking south from the other side of the road. This bridge was constructed in 1951 as part of a change to the road routing. You can just see the remains of the old bridge which was known as Meathop Bridge on the top right.
A closer view of the old bridge.
This map shows the position of the new bridge built in 1951 and also the position of the old bridge. The original route of the road is shown by the yellow mark up. Now of course the traffic has been considerably reduced with the opening in the 70’s or 80’s of the dual carriageway A590 which bypasses Lindale.