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Title: Portinscale  
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Subject: Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, List of places in Cumbria, Above Derwent, History of Cumbria
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Coordinates: 54°36′11″N 3°09′48″W / 54.603022°N 3.163204°W / 54.603022; -3.163204

OS grid reference NY248237
Civil parish Above Derwent
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Workington
List of places

Portinscale is a village in Cumbria, England. It is situated close to the western shore of Derwentwater and within the Lake District National Park. It is some 1.5 miles (2.4 km) by road from Keswick.

For administrative purposes, Portinscale lies within the civil parish of Above Derwent, the district of Allerdale, and the county of Cumbria. It is within the Workington constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the North West England constituency of the European Parliament.[1]

Just outside Portinscale is Lingholm, a country house built in the 1870s for Lt-Col G. F. Greenall, from the Greenall brewing family, at a cost of £15,700 by Alfred Waterhouse. In the early 1900s it was purchased by the family of George Kemp, 1st Baron Rochdale. They commissioned Bertram Symons-Jeune to design the water garden at Lingholm. Between 1885 and 1907 Beatrix Potter spent her summer holidays at Lingholm, where she wrote some of her best-known stories. [2]


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