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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Kirkby Stephen is a civil parish and small market town in Cumbria, in North West England which historically, is part of Westmorland. The town is located on the A685, surrounded by sparsely populated hill country, and about 30 miles from the nearest larger towns, Kendal and Penrith. The River Eden rises 6 miles away in the peat bogs below Hugh Seat and passes by, almost unobserved, on the eastern edge of the town.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY7708
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code017683
Population1,832 (2001)

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

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

Kirkby Stephen, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta., Westmorland, on river Eden, 10 miles SE. of Appleby and 2551 miles from London--par., 33,033 ac., pop. 3157; township, 3135 ac., pop. 1664; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday. The town is situated among the loftiest mountains in N. of England. The grammar school was founded in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Lead, copper, iron, and coal are found in the district, and there are mfrs. of woollen and silk goods. Five annual fairs are held in the town.

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