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Colton, Cumbria

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Colton, Cumbria

Colton is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, which was historically part of Lancashire. Its name has been recorded as Coleton (which is Old English for 'village') and Coulton, and its existence has been recorded as early as 1202. The settlement is situated on an incline, at the top of which is Colton Church, which was built in 1575 and rebuilt 25 years later. Colton Beck, which runs beside the village, was once known as Cole, meaning 'hazel stream'.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD3186
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01229
Population765 (2001)

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


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

Colton.-- par. and vil., N. Lancashire, between rivers Crake and Leven, 5 miles NE. of Ulverston, 14,322 ac. (450 water), pop. 1783.

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