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Gilsland, Cumbria

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Gilsland, Cumbria

Gilsland is a village in northern England about 20 miles west of Hexham, and about 18 miles east of Carlisle, which straddles the border between Cumbria and Northumberland. The village provides an amenity centre for visitors touring Hadrian's Wall and other features of historical interest in this area of rugged Border country, popularised by the Romantic novelist Sir Walter Scott.
DistrictCity of Carlisle Northumberland (unitary)
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNY6366
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code016977

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


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

Gilsland, eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Lanercost and Upper Denton pars., E. Cumberland -- dist., pop. 332; vil., 7 miles NE. of Brampton; P.O., T.O.; is well known as a spa.

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