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Great Strickland, Cumbria

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Great Strickland, Cumbria

Great Strickland is a village and civil parish in the Eden Valley between the Cumbrian mountains in the west and the Pennines in the east. It is 5 miles south east of Penrith, and is in the former county of Westmorland. The sandstone village church is dedicated to Saint Barnabas and was constructed in 1872. It has a bell turret. To the west of the village lies the River Leith, the West Coast Main Line and the M6 Motorway. To the south lies the small settlement of Little Strickland.
DistrictEden
Post townPENRITH
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY5522
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01931
Population246 (2001)
 

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

Strickland Great and Little ~ Strickland Kettle and Strickland Roger ~ Stricland

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

Strickland, Great and Little, 2 townships, Morland par., Westmorland, 4 miles N. of Shap - Great Strickland, 2339 ac., pop. 283; Little Strickland, 790ac., pop. 114.

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