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Ulpha, Cumbria

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Ulpha, Cumbria

Ulpha is a small village and civil parish in the Duddon Valley in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. It forms part of the Borough of Copeland. At Ulpha a road leaves the Duddon Valley to cross Birker Fell to the valley of Eskdale. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 159. The name Ulpha is believed to have originated with the meaning of 'hill frequented by wolves'. The name was derived from the Old Norse words ulfr meaning wolves and haugr meaning hill.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridSD1993
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

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

Ulpha.-- township and vil., Millom par., Cumberland, on river Duddon, 4½ miles NW. of Broughton in Furness, 13,092 ac., pop. 294; the valley of the Duddon is here called the Vale of Ulpha.

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