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Brigham, Cumbria

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Brigham, Cumbria

The village of Brigham, near the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, has existed as a settlement since neolithic times. Brigham was an early centre of Christianity in Cumbria. The church of St Bridget's, was originally a Norman building, and is situated at the far north of the village, known as Low Brigham; it contains several fragments of pre-Norman crosses and other early carved stones.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0830
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01900
Population1,065 (2001 census)

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

Brigham.-- par. and township with ry. sta., W. Cumberland, on river Derwent, 2 miles W. of Cockermouth -- par., 37,754 ac. land and 1391 water, pop. 8639; township, 1749 ac., pop. 790; contains collieries, and slate and freestone quarries.

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