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Aikton, Cumbria

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Aikton, Cumbria

Aikton is a small village in the north of the English county of Cumbria. There is a pub, phonebox and postbox; but no shops. The local church, St Andrew's, is over 900 years old, and is one of the oldest in the region. Pevsner says that it has a "solid C12 w[est est] front" and details Norman and Early English Period work on the church. " Many houses in Aikton have views of the Lake District. The surrounding area is almost entirely farmland, containing cows usually.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY2753
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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

Aikton, par. and township, E. Cumberland, 4 miles NE. of Wigton, 6172 ac., pop. 789.

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