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Port Carlisle, Cumbria

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Port Carlisle, Cumbria

Port Carlisle is a fishing village in the City of Carlisle, Cumbria, England, one mile from Bowness-on-Solway—grid reference NY241622. Historically within Cumberland, its original name was Fisher's Cross, and the port was built in 1819. Four years later, a canal link was added to take goods to Carlisle Basin. The canal was closed in 1853 and Port Carlisle silted up.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY2462
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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

Port Carlisle, in N. of Cumberland, on Solway Firth, 12 miles NW. of Carlisle by rail; was formerly connected by canal with Carlisle, as the harbour of which it has been superseded by Silloth.

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