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Papcastle, Cumbria

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Papcastle, Cumbria

Papcastle is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in the English county of Cumbria. The village is now effectively a northern extension of Cockermouth, which lies to the south of the River Derwent. It has its own parish council and lies within Bridekirk Parish for Church of England purposes. It has a population of 406, which is slowly declining.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY1031
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01900
Population406 (2001)

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

Papcastle, township and vil. with ry. sta., Bridekirk par., Cumberland - township, 1240 ac., pop. 700; vil., on river Derwent, 1 mile NW. of Cockermouth; P.O. Papcastle occupies the site of a Roman station, and many Roman relics have been found.

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