Clifton VillageClifton

From Leaving Eamont Bridge after the bridge over the River Lowther the A6 continues on a south, slightly easlerly course about 3/4 of a mile to the village of Clifton.

Today Clifton posses little problems for the A6 traveller aside from a few bends, the village being bypassed by the M6 in 1968. Breaking news for Cumbria including the Clifton area can be found on our Cumbria News Page. A photo gallery for Clifton where photos can be viewed and up loaded can be founf on our galleries page

 

 

Clifton churchHistorical Clifton

On Clifton's moor, in 1745, the last battle on English soil took place between Bonnie Prince Charlie's and the Duke of Cumberland's forces. In St Cuthbert's churchyard are buried ten men killed in the battle. Near the churchyard gate is a stone commemorating the event.

The church sits on an ancient place of worship, and legend has it that it is one of the resting places of St Cuthbert's remains. The church nave dates from the 12th century.

 

Clifton TowerClifton Hall was once a pele tower, then a turreted mansion. Now it stands in a farmyard. Built in the 16th century after the border wars with the Scots had calmed down, it was thus able to have larger windows and attend more to comfort than defense. The three storey rectangular tower measures 33 by 26 feet. Stairs led to upper rooms and the roof.

During the late 18th century the road through Clifton came under the control of the Heiring Syke and Eamont Bridge Trust

 

The A6 bending its way through  CliftonThe A6 and M6 in Clifton

The A6 spends about a half a mile in Clifton from the just north of Clifton Hall to about where the road crosses the M6 just south of the village.. The A6 travelling southwards is just slightly eastwrdts of a straight north-south line through the village. Today the road though Clifton is quite prehaps just a little busier than the road north of Penrith but it was not always so.