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Warcop

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Warcop is located in Cumbria
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Location within Cumbria
Population532 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNY7214
Civil parish
  • Warcop
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAPPLEBY IN WESTMORLAND
Postcode districtCA16
Dialling code01768
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament

Warcop is a village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. It is near the A66 road and is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Kirkby Stephen and about 5 miles south of Appleby in Westmorland. The local Church of England parish is St Columba's Church, Warcop, which is a Norman church and is built on the site of a Roman marching camp. It holds an annual "Rushbearing Festival" each year in late June. Warcop boasts the oldest usable bridge over the river Eden, which dates from the 14th century or earlier.

The village has houses that date from at least the 15th century - Warcop Tower c. 1400 or before and Warcop Hall c. 1500, other houses date from the 17th or 18th century to the present day.

Warcop had its own railway station, Warcop railway station from 1862, which closed in 1962. The station yard (the station house is a private residence) has now reopened as part of the Eden Valley Railway.

The Ministry of Defence operates the Warcop Training Area in the country and fell to the North West of Warcop, providing tank and infantry training.

Governance

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to Murton with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 1,352.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2015". Retrieved 2015.

Location grid

External links

  • Media related to Warcop at Wikimedia Commons




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