Much of the history of Carnforth revolves around its railway and ironworks. Having once been known for steel production and its ironworks, the local industry saw the small village grow into a town in the 19th Century.
Carnforth Railway Station became the town’s best known landmark after it was used as a location for the 1945 classic film Brief Encounter. Now an award winning Visitor Centre, residents and visitors can have their photo taken under the station’s famous clock, watch the film or take a look at its ‘Refreshment Room’, which has been replicated to look like it appeared in the film.
As a place to live, Carnforth is popular with those that favour an outdoor lifestyle. With plenty of walking routes along the local canal network including the Lancaster Canal, another popular spot is Warton Crag, which overlooks Carnforth and is ideal for hiking, climbing and abseiling.
With a compact high street packed full of independent shops, Carnforth is big enough to have everything you need but small enough to retain a sense of charm and community.
5 miles north of Lancaster and Morecambe, Carnforth lies on the border of Lancashire and Cumbria and therefore has access to all that both counties offer. With its proximity to the Lake District national park, Carnforth is an extremely popular and sought after location.
Carnforth’s popularity also stems from its commute options; it is within nearby proximity to the west coast main line and the M6.
Chartered Surveyors in Carnforth
Matthew Parkinson Chartered Surveyors is based in nearby Lancaster and as the firm’s Principal Surveyor, Matthew has undertaken surveying work on behalf of many clients in Carnforth over the years. As he comes from the area, Matthew has unrivalled local knowledge and is therefore extremely well-placed to help clients with valuations, surveys and a range of commercial surveying services.
So whether you’re looking to buy a property in Carnforth, need a property valuation report, are taking up a lease / leasing out a commercial property or involved in any other property transaction, Matthew can offer a personal yet professional service. For more information, contact Matthew here.