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Cleator Moor, Cumbria

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Cleator Moor, Cumbria

Cleator Moor is a small town and civil parish in the English county of Cumbria and within the boundaries of the traditional county of Cumberland. The town's skyline is dominated by Dent Fell and the town is located on the 190 miles Coast to Coast Walk that spans the North of England. On the outskirts of the town of Cleator Moor lies the village of Cleator with which the town is closely associated.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0214
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01946
Population6,939 (2001)

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


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

Cleator, par., W. Cumberland, 2947 ac. (29 water), pop. 10,420; P.O., T.O.; contains Cleator Lane End; P.O.; and Cleator Mill, with school; is conterminous with Cleator Moor, town with ry. sta., on river Eden, 4 m. SE. of Whitehaven and 306 m. NW. of London, pop. 10,420; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Cleator Moor has extensive coal mines, and furnaces for the mfr. of hematite iron. Iron ore of a very superior quality, and in abundant quantity, is obtained on the moor.

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