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Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

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Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

Pooley Bridge is a village in the Eden District of the northwestern English county of Cumbria, within the traditional borders of Westmorland. It takes its name from the bridge over the River Eamont at the northern end of Ullswater. There is a pier from which ferries (known as the Ullswater Steamers) provide connections to Glenridding and Howtown. Pooley Bridge was formerly known as Pooley or Pool How meaning the hill by the pool or stream.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY4724
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code017684

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

Pooley Bridge, vil., Barton par., Westmorland, on river Eamont, at its efflux from Ullswater, 5½ miles SW. of Penrith; P.O., T.O.; is a boating and angling station.

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