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Millom, Cumbria

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Millom, Cumbria

Millom is a town and civil parish on the estuary of the River Duddon in the southwest of Cumbria, England. The name is Cumbrian dialect for "At the mills". Millom new town takes its name from the area of land between the rivers Esk & Duddon and the Irish Sea and was begun in 1866 and subsumed the village of Holborn Hill. The name Millom was in use prior to the Norman conquest for the lands known as Millom and the name is, therefore,like Haverigg,et al. , of Norse origin.
DistrictCopeland
Post townMILLOM
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridSD1780
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01229
Population7,132 (2001)
 

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

Millam ~ Millum ~ Hougun

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

Millom, town, par., and township, with ry. sta. (Millom, Holborn Hill), at S. extremity of Cumberland, on W. side of Duddon estuary, 6 miles SW. of Broughton-in-Furness and 13 miles SE. of Ravenglass - par., 34,866 ac., pop. 8099; township, 13,531 ac., pop. 7698; town, 1313 ac., pop. 6228; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper; has mines and ironworks; Millom Castle (1335) has left some remains; in vicinity of town is Millom Park, seat.

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