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Nenthead, Cumbria

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Nenthead, Cumbria

The small village of Nenthead in the county of Cumbria is one of England's highest villages, at 1,500 feet. It was not built until the middle of the 18th century and was one of the earliest purpose-built industrial villages in Britain. Nenthead was a major centre for lead and silver mining in the North Pennines of Britain.
DistrictEden (Alston Moor Ward)
Post townALSTON
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY7843
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01434

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

Nenthead, eccl. dist. and vil., Alston par., Cumberland dist., pop. 1419; vil., on river Nent, 4 miles SE. of Alston; P.O., T.O.

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