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Sheep Island (England)

Sheep Island
Sheep Island is located in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness
Sheep Island
Sheep Island
Location in Barrow-in-Furness Borough
Sheep Island is located in Morecambe Bay
Sheep Island
Sheep Island
Location in Morecambe Bay
Sheep Island is located in Cumbria
Sheep Island
Sheep Island
Location in Cumbria
Geography
Location Morecambe Bay
Coordinates 54°4′N 3°12′W  /  54.067°N 3.200°W  / 54.067; -3.200 Coordinates: 54°4′N3°12′W / 54.067°N 3.200°W / 54.067; -3.200
Archipelago British Isles
Administration
United Kingdom
County Cumbria

Sheep Island is an uninhabited grassy island of around 15 acres (6 ha), located just over 14 mile (400 m) from the shore of Walney Island, opposite Snab Point. It is one of the Islands of Furness and is in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria in north-west England. The island's geographic location is, using the British national grid reference system, SD215639.

Sheep Island is accessible on foot at low tide from either Walney, or from Piel Island - a distance of about a mile (approx. 1.5 km). The island is uninhabited and there is no shelter. Between 1892 and 1922 it included a small isolation hospital located within a wooden building, which was erected by Barrow Borough Council at a cost of £257 but seldom used.



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