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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
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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