Welcome to Temple Sowerby, Cumbria.

Temple Sowerby has rightly been known as the Queen of Westmorland Villages for several hundred years, it’s sandstone buildings clustered around a beautiful village green, ringed by tall trees. The village is located 6 miles from Penrith which is on the West Coast mainline and close to the M6. The busy A66 now bypasses the village which is peaceful once more with many views little changed over the years. For visitors the village has a pub, and a hotel, as well as being close to the National Trust site Acorn Bank.

This website is intended to share details of our beautiful village and the many activities that it’s residents enjoy.

Village Events and Clubs have been cancelled or postponed due to the Covid 19 outbreak.  Please check with the organiser for more information.

Fundraising Opportunity

As a number of you will be aware I have been processing a collection of old glass plate negatives of the village given to a resident by the Kings Meaburn Parish Clerk some years ago. They date from the 1890s and show some fascinating views of the village and its inhabitants in late Victorian times.  I have loaded reduced resolution images of the finished articles in the attached PDF file.
With the lockdown preventing us from hiring out the Hall or holding fundraising events for the foreseeable future, we thought we might be able to generate some funds for the Victory Hall by incorporating a selection of the images in a 2021 calendar and photobook and selling these to order. 

On behalf of the TSVH management committee

Calendar £7.50        Photobook  £20

Click here to place an order



Temple Sowerby Parish Council currently have a vacancy for a Councillor and are inviting applications of interest. The Parish Council meet every other month in the Victory Hall where village issues are discussed. For an informal chat, or if you would like any further information on the position or would like to express an interest, please contact the Parish Clerk:

Caroline Fancott-Beynon

07842 585612 clerk@templesowerby.org.uk


This include local contact details, sources of support and a list of local food suppliers who can deliver or do collection.

Click on Temple Sowerby Postcard above for NEW Gallery of Old Photos