Built in the traditional Derby Gothic Style in the 1870s by George Black of Carlisle the station included a Cattle Dock and a 12,000 gallon water tank.
In its heyday Lazonby was a busy station handling a large volume of lumber from local forests and livestock from the goods yard, which doubled as a centre for sheep auctions. The former goods yard and shed is now owned by a bakery, Bells of Lazonby, a major local employer.
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The Local Area
The station at Lazonby serves the two villages of Lazonby and Kirkoswald, which are approximately two miles apart. The road connecting the two villages crosses the River Eden over a striking red sandstone bridge. Close by is a picnic area is featuring one of the Eden Benchmarks carved stone sculptures. To learn more about the Eden Benchmarks, which was commissioned by the East Cumbria Countryside Project, see www.visitcumbria.com for more details.
Lazonby is one of the few villages in the Eden Valley that can boast to have its own swimming pool. The outdoor heated swimming pool is open April to September each year. More details at www.lazonbypool.co.uk.
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