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Eaglesfield, Cumbria

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Eaglesfield, Cumbria

Eaglesfield is a small settlement in West Cumbria, England. It is near the A5086 road and is 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of the town of Cockermouth. It lay in the early Middle Ages within the British kingdom of Rheged, and the first element of the name is derived from the Brythonic for "church" (cognate with Welsh "eglwys" = church). Eaglesfield was the birthplace of John Dalton (1766–1844), acclaimed chemist, meteorologist and physicist.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY0928
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West

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

Eaglesfield, township, Brigham par., W. Cumberland, 2½ miles SW. of Cockermouth, 1998 ac., pop. 258; P.O.

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