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Egremont, Cumbria

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Egremont, Cumbria

Egremont is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England, 5 miles south of Whitehaven and on the River Ehen. The town, which lies at the foot of Uldale Valley and Dent Fell, was historically within Cumberland and has a long industrial heritage including dyeing, weaving and iron ore mining. It had a population of 7,444 in 2001.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0110
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01946
Population7,444 (2001)

Other names by which Egremont, Cumbria has been known in the past


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

Egremont.-- market town, par., and ry. sta., W. Cumberland, on river Ehen, 6 miles SE. of Whitehaven, 2749 ac., pop. 5976; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday; iron ore is excavated in the neighbourhood, and conveyed to Whitehaven, to be shipped to South Wales. To the west of the town stand the ruins of Egremont Castle, built soon after the Conquest. "The Horn of Egremont Castle" is the subject of a poem by Wordsworth.

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