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Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick is a market town and civil parish within the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. Historically part of Cumberland, it had a population of 4,984, according to the 2001 census, and is situated just north of Derwent Water, and a short distance from Bassenthwaite Lake, both in the Lake District National Park. Keswick is on the A66 road linking Workington and Penrith, as well as the A591 road, linking it to Windermere, Kendal and to Carlisle.
DistrictAllerdale
Post townKESWICK
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY2623
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code017687
Population4,984 (2001)
 

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

Kesike

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

Keswick.-- market town and township with ry. sta., Crosthwaite par., Cumberland, on river Greta, at lower end of Derwentwater, 13 miles SE. of Cockermouth and 293 from London - township, 555 ac., pop. 3201; town, pop. 3220; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. Keswick is beautifully situated in the midst of stupendous mountains, having romantic and picturesque scenery. It is a centre for tourists visiting the Lake District, and much has been done for their accommodation by the erection of fine hotels, &c. Keswick has long been famous for the mfr. of black lead Pencils; but the black lead mines in the neighbourhood are now practically exhausted. It also has mfrs. of coarse woollens, a brewery, and tannery.

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