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Distington, Cumbria

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Distington, Cumbria

Distington is a large village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, 3 miles south of Workington and 4 miles north-northeast of Whitehaven. Historically a part of Cumberland, the civil parish includes the nearby settlements of Common End, Gilgarran and Pica. The population of the civil parish was recorded as 2,247 in the 2001 Census. The village has a co-op, a school and a garage.
DistrictCopeland
Post townWORKINGTON
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0023
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01946
Population2,247 (2001)
 

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

Distington, par. and vil. with ry. sta., W. Cumberland, near coast, 3½ miles S. of Workington and 307 miles NW. of London -- 3065 ac., pop. 1289; P.O., T.O.; coal mines, blast furnaces, and limestone quarry.

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