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Ainstable, Cumbria

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Ainstable, Cumbria

Ainstable is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Cumbria. The parish stretches from the banks of the River Eden to the summits of the North Pennines where it borders Northumberland and includes the villages of Croglin and Newbiggin as well as the hamlets of Dale, Walmersyke, Ruckcroft and Longdales. Ainstable was the site of a Benedictine convent (the manor of "Nunnery"). This is said to date from the reign of William Rufus.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY5346
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01768
Population532 (2001)

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

Ainstable, par., E. Cumberland, 2 miles from Armathwaite sta. and 11 miles NE. of Penrith, 4433 ac. (61 water), pop. 453; P.O.

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