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Bewcastle, Cumbria

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Bewcastle, Cumbria

Bewcastle is a large civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 411. The parish is large and includes the settlements of Roadhead, Shopford, Blackpool Gate, Roughsike and The Flatt. To the north the parish extends to the border with Scotland. As well as Bewcastle Castle this border area includes Askerton Castle.
DistrictCity of Carlisle
Post townCarlisle
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY5674
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code016977
Population411 (2001 census)

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

Beucastle ~ Beuth Castle

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

Bewcastle, par. and township, E. Cumberland, 10 miles NE. of Brampton, 28,563 ac., pop. 889; P.O. An interesting ancient obelisk (14 ft. high) stands in churchyard. There are coal and lead mines.

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