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Eden District, England
Bampton is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The parish had a population of 283 according to the 2001 census. The parish includes the villages of Bampton and Bampton Grange. Until 2005 Bampton had a village school, which closed due to lack of children.Haweswater Beck arises as a stream discharge from Haweswater Reservoir and flows eastward, just north of Firth Woods, and then turns north to join The River Lowther between Bampton and Bampton Grange.
The Village of Bampton centres around Bampton Village Store Bed & Breakfast, the Mardale Inn, garage and caravan site.Also within the village is the traditional red telephone box used in the 1980s cult classic movie Withnail & I. In February 2009, Sebastian Hindley, the landlord of the Mardale Inn purchased nearby Sleddale Hall which features in the movie as 'Uncle Monty's Cottage'.There is a book called Ploughing in Latin that has been written about Bampton.