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Aspatria, Cumbria

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Aspatria, Cumbria

Aspatria is a civil parish in the non-metropolitan district of Allerdale, and is currently embraced in the Parliamentary constituency of Workington. Historically within Cumberland the town rests on the north side of the Ellen Valley, overlooking a panoramic view of the countryside, with Skiddaw to the South and the Solway Firth to the North. Its location is in an east west direction on the main A596, Carlisle to Workington road and extends approximately 2 miles (3 km) in length.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY1441
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code016973
Population2,718 (2001)

Other names by which Aspatria, Cumbria has been known in the past

Aspatria and Brayton ~ Aspatrick

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

Aspatria, par. with ry. sta., W. Cumberland, on river Ellen, 7½ miles NE. of Maryport, 7612 ac. and 226 foreshore, pop. 3203.

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