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Dacre, Cumbria

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Dacre, Cumbria

Dacre is a small village and civil parish in the Lake District National Park in the Eden District of Cumbria, England, and was historically in Cumberland. In the 2001 census, the parish, which includes Newbiggin and Stainton, had a population of 1,326. Dacre is situated about 5 miles west of Penrith and contains St Andrew's Parish Church and an ancient castle as well as the Horse & Farrier pub. Nearby is the well-known small stately home of Dalemain.
DistrictEden
Post townPENRITH
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY4526
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01768
Population1,326 (2001)
 

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

Dacre The ~ The Dacre

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

Dacre, par. and vil., E. Cumberland, on river Dacre, 4½ miles SW. of Penrith, 7397 ac. (99) water), pop. 973; P.O. D. gives the title of baron to the Brand family. In the vicinity of the vil. are the remains of Dacre Castle.

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