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Cliburn, Cumbria

Cliburn is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. The civil parish includes the hamlet of Town Head. In 2001 the population was 204.
Post townPENRITH
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY5824
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01931
Population204 (2001)

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

Cliburn, par. and ry. sta., N. Westmorland, on river Lyvennet, 6½ miles SE. of Penrith, 1890 ac. (37 water), pop. 279; P.O.

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

CLIBURN (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the West ward and union, county of Westmorland, 6 miles (S. E.) from Penrith; containing 251 inhabitants. The parish is pleasantly situated between the rivers Eden and Lavennet, which bound it on two sides, and is intersected by the small river Lethe. It comprises 1769a. 2r. 11p., whereof about 120 acres are woodland, and the remainder arable and pasture; the soil is partly of a dry, light, and sandy quality, partly moor, and partly a strong loam. In the parish is the small hamlet of Gilshaughlin, where, during the prevalence of the plague at Appleby, in 1598, the market for that town was held. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 1. 5½.; net income, £188; patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The tithes were commuted for land in 1806. The church is a small neat edifice, with a low tower. A school is endowed with an allotment of land, producing £21 per annum.

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