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Gilcrux, Cumbria

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Gilcrux, Cumbria

Gilcrux is a small village and civil parish in the Ceremonial County of Cumbria, England. Formerly part of Cockermouth Rural District Gilcrux is now part of the Borough of Allerdale. The village is on the south bank of the River Ellen around 5 miles north of Cockermouth and around 23 miles southwest of Carlisle the County town of Cumbria. The name Gilcrux comes from Welsh meaning 'Hill Retreat'.
Post townWIGTON
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY1138
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01697
Population303 (2001 Census)

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

Gilcrux, par. and vil., W. Cumberland, on river Ellen, 5½ miles NW. of Cockermouth, 2018 ac., pop. 514.

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