Grange-over-Sands is first mentioned in the ancient Cartmel Priory Registers of the 15th or 16th century.
At the time, it was recorded as ‘Grange-with-Kentisbank’.
It is generally believed that the name derived from the old French ‘Graunge’ meaning ‘a barn’ or ‘granary’ where the monks of Cartmel Priory stored some of their grain (or possibly ‘Grancia’ – meaning Grain).
Grange is a quiet seaside resort with an Edwardian flavour and a mild climate.
It has some of the finest parks and gardens on the Cumbrian coast.