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Sockbridge, Cumbria

Sockbridge and Tirril is a small civil parish in Eden District, Cumbria comprising the adjoining settlements of Tirril, Sockbridge and Thorpe. All three were once separate places but are now, in effect, a single village. They are near Penrith. The two villages are separated by a river. The parish was formed in 1866 as Sockbridge and was previously a township in the parish of Barton.
Post townPENRITH
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY5026
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01768
Population397 (2001)

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

Sockbridge and Tirril

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

Sockbridge and Tirril, township, Barton par., Westmorland, 2 m. SW. of Penrith, 1159 ac., pop. 218.

Sockbridge, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

SOCKBRIDGE, a township, in the parish of Barton, West ward and union, county of Westmorland, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Penrith; containing 250 inhabitants. It is situated on the south bank of the river Eamont, and abounds with limestone. The ancient Hall, a quadrangular building with a tower, has been converted into a farmhouse. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £40. 2., and the vicarial tithes for £3. 1.

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