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Dent, Cumbria

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Dent, Cumbria

Dent is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. It lies in Dentdale, a narrow valley on the western slopes of the Pennines within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is about 4 miles south east of Sedbergh and about 8 miles north east of Kirkby Lonsdale.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSD7086
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015396
Population675 (2001)

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

Dent The ~ Dentdale ~ The Dent

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

Dent.-- township and vil., Sedbergh par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Dent, 15 miles NW. of Settle and 260 NW. of London, 20,890 ac., pop. 1209; P.O. Market-day, Friday; near the vil. is Dent Crag, or County Stone, where the counties of York, Westmorland, and Lancaster meet.

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