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Harrington, Cumbria

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Harrington, Cumbria

Harrington is on the Cumbrian coast south of Workington and north of Whitehaven. Its industrial history, which largely ended in the late 1930s, included an iron works, coal mining, and steel making. It once had five railway stations. It still has one station, on the Cumbrian Coast Line, near the harbour.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNX9825
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01946
Population2,967 (Ward, 2001)

Harrington, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Harrington.-- small coast town and par. with ry sta., W. Cumberland, 4½ miles N. of Whitehaven, 2360 ac. and 199 foreshore, pop. 3019; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; has shipbuilding, extensive coal mines, and blast furnaces. On the pierhead is a fixed light (Harrington), 44 ft. above high water, and seen 11 miles.

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