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Ravenglass, Cumbria

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Ravenglass, Cumbria

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England. It is the only coastal town within the Lake District National Park. It is located at the estuary of three rivers: the Esk, Mite and Irt. Traditionally, it is located in the historic county of Cumberland.
DistrictCopeland (borough)
Post townRavenglass
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridSD0896
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01229

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

Ravenglass, small seaport and market town with ry. sta., Muncaster par., Cumberland, at the head of the estuary of the Irt, Mite, and Esk, 4½ miles NW. of Bootle and 16½ SE. of Whitehaven; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Wednesday. The population of Ravenglass is engaged in the coasting trade and oyster fishery.

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