South Lakeland District
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Coniston, also known as Church Coniston, and formerly Coniston Fleming, is a village in the region of Furness, England. It is located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Having been within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire since 1182, Coniston was part of the administrative county of Lancashire between 1889 and 1974. Today Coniston forms part of Cumbria. The village is situated at the head of Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District. St Andrew's Church was built in 1819, designed by J.Matson. It replaced an earlier church of 1586 built by William Le Fleming. In area Church Coniston, is the largest township in the parish, containing 7,423 acres. It occupies the northern end of the parish, being bounded on the east by Coniston Water and Yewdale Beck, and on the north by the Brathay. Except for a tract of comparatively level ground beside the lake, the whole surface is occupied by the great Fells, culminating in Coniston Old Man, 2,633 ft. above the sea, which is the highest point in the county. The scattered village of Coniston is on the banks of Church Beck, at the north-west corner of the lower ground referred to, so that it looks over the upper end of the lake towards Monk Coniston Moor (922 ft.) on the east, and is dominated by the gloomy mass of the Old Man about 2 miles to the west.The hamlet of Tilberthwaite is situated nearly 3 miles north of Coniston below a rocky gill extending from Yewdale up the Fells towards Wetherlam. The scenery of this part is very picturesque; there is a road over the hills to the Brathay valley and Little Langdale Tarn on the north.