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Ireleth, Cumbria

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Ireleth, Cumbria

Askam and Ireleth is a civil parish in the county of Cumbria, in North West England. It originally consisted of two separate coastal villages with different origins and histories which, in recent times, have merged to become one continuous settlement. Ireleth has its origins as a mediaeval farming village clustered on the hillside overlooking the flat sands of the Duddon Estuary.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2277
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01229
Population3,632 (2001)

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

Ireleth Cum Askham

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

Ireleth cum Askham, eccl. dist. (ry. sta. Askham), Dalton in Furness par., N. Lancashire, pop. 3296; contains Ireleth, vil., 2½ miles N. of Dalton; in the dist. are large ironworks and extensive iron ore mines.

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