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Westward, Cumbria

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Westward, Cumbria

Westward is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Cumbria. It had a population of 814 as of the 2001 census. Westward is located on the south side of the Wiza Beck. It is 3.3 miles (5.3km) to the south of the town of Wigton. Administratively it forms part of the district of Allerdale. The Nobel prize winner William Henry Bragg was born in Westward in 1862.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY2744
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01697

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

Westward, par. and vil., Cumberland - par., 13,230 ac., pop. 1044; vil., 3½ miles SE. of Wigton; has quarries of building stone, slate, and lime.

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