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Brough, Cumbria

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Brough, Cumbria

Brough, sometimes known as Brough under Stainmore, is a village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England, on the western fringe of the Pennines near Stainmore. The village is on the A66 trans-Pennine road, and the Swindale Beck, and is about 8 miles south east of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Brough is situated 5 miles north east of Kirkby Stephen and 28 miles north east of Kendal on the A685. Brough lies within the historic boundaries of the ancient county of Westmorland.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY7914
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code017683
Population680 (2001)

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

Brough Sowerby ~ Burgh ~ Burgh Under Stanemore ~ Verterae ~ Veterae

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

Brough.-- par., township, and market town, E. Westmorland, 5m. NE. of Kirkby Stephen -- par., 21,646ac. (50 water), pop. 1311; township, pop. 628; P.O., T.O. Mkt.-day, Thurs. A great horse and cattle fair is held annually at Brough Hill, 2 miles NW., on 30th Sept. and 1st Oct. The castle, now in ruins, was erected before the Conquest. The church (1513) contains a pulpit (1624) formed out of a single stone.

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