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Roose, Cumbria

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Roose, Cumbria

Roose or Roosecote is a suburb and ward of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The word 'roose' is Celtic for "moor" or "heath" and the suffix 'cote' of Roosecote means "hut" or "huts" (the word 'cottage' is derived from 'cote'). Before the building of Roose Cottages and the arrival of the Cornish miners Roose was pronounced with a hard S, as in goose; now it is locally pronounced 'Rooze', due to the Cornish accent.
DistrictBarrow-in-Furness
Post townBARROW-IN-FURNESS
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2269
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01229
Population5,663
 

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

Rosse

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