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Alston, Cumbria

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Alston, Cumbria

Alston is a small town in Cumbria, England on the River South Tyne. It is one of the highest elevation towns in the country, at about 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level.
DistrictEden
Post townALSTON
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY7146
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01434
Population1,128
 

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

Alsten More ~ Alstone

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

Alston.-- par. and market town, E. Cumberland, 36 miles ESE. of Carlisle by rail, 36,968 ac. (248 water), pop. 4621; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. It has cotton and thread mfrs. and trade in minerals.

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