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Maryport, Cumbria

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Maryport, Cumbria

Maryport is a town and civil parish within the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, England, in the historic county of Cumberland. It is located on the A596 road north of Workington, and is the southernmost town on the Solway Firth. Maryport railway station is on the Cumbrian Coast Line. The town is in the parliamentary constituency of Workington. Maryport lies at the northern end of the former Cumberland Coalfield.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0336
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01900
Population11,275 (2001)

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

Ellen Water Foot

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

Maryport, market town and seaport, Cross Canonby and Dearham pars., Cumberland, at mouth of river Ellen, 5¼ miles NE. of Workington, 28 SW. of Carlisle, and 313 NW. of London by rail, 2827 ac., pop. 8126. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. Maryport was called Ellenport until 1750, when the harbour was constructed; a new dock of 10 ac. was opened in 1884, and Maryport is now the largest port between the Mersey and the Clyde, with the exception of Barrow-in-Furness. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Shipbuilding is carried on to a small extent, and the other industries include sailcloth works, iron-foundries, flour mills, saw mills, tanning, and brewing. The herring fishery is prosecuted, and in the neighbourhood are collieries and iron-furnaces.

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