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Lamplugh, Cumbria

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Lamplugh, Cumbria

Lamplugh (is a scattered community and civil parish located in west Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District. It is the starting point for a number of walks, and is on the Sea to Sea / C2C / Coast to Coast Cycle Route. On 2 June 2010 Lamplugh was the scene of the first in the chain of murders known as the Cumbria shootings, when Derrick Bird shot his twin brother, David, who was a resident of Lamplugh.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0820
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01946
Population763 (2001)

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

Lamplugh, par. and vil., Cumberland--par., 6342 ac., pop. 1261; vil., 9 miles NE. of Whitehaven; P.O.; has iron mines, limestone and freestone quarries, and a mineral spring; in vicinity is the seat of L. Hall.

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