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Houghton, Cumbria

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Houghton, Cumbria

Houghton is a commuter village to the north of Carlisle within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. It has a sub post office/grocers shop; equestrian shop; hairdressers; a village hall, a school for Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils and a St. John's church. It is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Stanwix Rural. Hadrian's Wall runs past the village to the south along past Whiteclosegate. A large garden centre has opened in the grounds of Houghton Hall, a grade II listed structure.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY4059
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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

Houghton.-- eccl. dist. and vil., King Moor and Stanwix pars., E. Cumberland - dist., pop. 818; vil., 2½ miles NE. of Carlisle; P.O.

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