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Bullgill is a hamlet in the Allerdale district of Cumbria.

Bullgill is a hamlet in Cumbria, England.


It is located to the northeast of Dearham, by road northeast of Maryport and southeast of Crosby Villa. The River Ellen flows nearby.


Bullgill was developed as a mining community. The Ellen Pit coal mine was sunk in 1859.

A railway station was formerly located at Bullgill connecting it with Carlisle. It closed to passengers on 7 March 1960.


Bullgill, is part of the Workington constituency of the UK parliament. The current Member of Parliament is Sue Hayman, a member of the Labour Party. The Labour Party has won the seat in every general election since 1979; the Conservative Party has only been elected once in Workington since the Second World War: in the 1976 Workington by-election.

For the European Parliament residents in Allonby vote to elect MEP's for the North West England constituency.

For Local Government purposes it is in the Ellen & Gilcrux Ward of Allerdale Borough Council and the Maryport North Ward of Cumbria County Council.

The village also has its own Parish Council; Crosscanonby Parish Council.

A Poem about Bullgill

This poem, attributed to Gordon Nicholl, describes the closure of Bulgill Colliery in about 1910.

Original West-Cumbrian Version:

Bulgill's buggert marra
Wukken out cum's fast
If thou gits t'backshift in
That cud be thee last

T'Powney's gone till Riser
T'Ingins gone till t'seals
Thompson's up afoort t'boss
Fer pinchun six inch neals

Tyson's gone till Buthy
Cass till Outerside
Uncle Joe's at Number Fower
An Tom's at Number Five

Bulgill's buggert marra
Just a wa' o stean
Divent ga 'till Buthy
Thoo's better off at yam.

Ere we ga up t'clog trod
In till t'Railway Pub
Get thee wissel wet me lad
See-un thou'll be on't club.


Bulgill Colliery is to close-
The pillars are being robbed-
Another backshift-
And it could be the end.-

The pit Pony has gone to Risehow-
The loco is for sale-
Mr. Thompson is on the carpet-
For stealing six inch nails-

Mr. Tyson is transferreed to Bertha Pit-
Mr. Cass to Outherside Colliery-
Uncle Joseph to Brayton Domain No. 4-
And Tom to Brayton Domain No. 5-

Bullgill Colliery is finished-
We are looking at walls of stone-
For Heaven's sake don't go to Bertha Pit-
You will be better off at home-

Here we go up the path-
Into the Railway Inn-
Have a good drink-
You will soon be on Benefit.-

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Bullgill houses.

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Bullgill Station (remains)

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