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Cargo, Cumbria

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Cargo, Cumbria

Cargo is a small village near the river Eden on the Solway Plain. Cargo is about 3+⁄2 miles northwest of Carlisle in Cumbria in the North West of England. The name Cargo reflects a combination of two languages; from the Celtic word carreg meaning "rock" and from the Old Norse word haugr meaning "hill" .
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY3659
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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


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

Cargo, township, Stanwix par., E. Cumberland, on river Eden, 3 miles NW. of Carlisle.

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