Grange-over-Sands

Grange-with-Kentisbank?

Grange-with-Kentisbank?

Step into the rich history of Grange-over-Sands, a quaint town that traces its roots back to the 15th or 16th century as documented in the ancient Cartmel Priory Registers.

Back then, it was known as ‘Grange-with-Kentisbank,’ a name with a fascinating origin.

Many believe it stems from the old French term ‘Graunge,’ signifying ‘a barn’ or ‘granary.’ Picture the monks of Cartmel Priory storing their grain in these historical structures, or perhaps the name finds its roots in ‘Grancia,’ meaning Grain.

The intriguing evolution of the town’s name continued in the 1900s when the ‘over-sands’ suffix was introduced.

This change was driven by the local vicar’s frustration, as he was tired of his mail ending up in Grange in Borrowdale.

Incidentally, a steamer service ran from Bayley Lane Pier In Grange to Morecambe until 1910. The last steamer (owned by the railway company) was believed to have been called Sunbeam.

Grange, today, stands as a serene seaside resort exuding an Edwardian charm and boasting a mild climate.

Explore its allure with some of the finest parks and gardens that grace the picturesque Cumbrian coast.

Uncover the beauty and tranquility that make Grange-over-Sands a hidden gem in Cumbria’s tapestry.

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