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Wigton, Cumbria

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Wigton, Cumbria

Wigton is a small market town and civil parish outside the Lake District, in the administrative county of Cumbria in England, and traditionally in Cumberland. It is the bustling and thriving centre of the Solway Plain, situated between the Caldbeck Fells and the Solway coast. It is served by Wigton railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, and the A596 road to Workington and to Carlisle.
Post townWIGTON
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY2548
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code016973
Population5,360 (2001)

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

Wigton.-- market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Cumberland, 11¼ miles SW. of Carlisle - par., 12,021 ac., pop. 5190; township, 3141 ac., pop. 3750; town, 775 ac., pop. 3948; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Tuesday. Wigton has mfrs. of ginghams and winceys, but the district is mainly agricultural. Among other buildings is a Roman Catholic church with a convent and orphanage. In the market place is a very fine memorial fountain.

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