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Wetheral, Cumbria

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Wetheral, Cumbria

Wetheral is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. The village serves mostly as a dormitory town for nearby Carlisle. As of the 2001 census, the population of the Wetheral Ward is 4,039. The civil parish of Wetheral is slightly larger, with a population of 5,203. Along with nearby Scotby, Wetheral is one of the most affluent villages in North Cumbria. Wetheral stands high on a bank overlooking a gorge in the River Eden.
Post townCarlisle
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY4654
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01228
Population5,023 (2001)

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


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

Wetheral, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Cumberland - par., 11,489 ac. (158 water), pop. 3320; vil., on river Eden, 4 miles SE. of Carlisle; P.O., T.O. The ruins of a Benedictine nunnery, founded in 1088, stand a little to the S. The Eden is crossed here by a ry. viaduct, 90 ft. above the water, and by a bridge of 7 arches, 480 ft. long. Three caves in a precipice are called the Wetheral Safeguards.

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