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Distington


 

Distington is a large village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Workington and 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Whitehaven. Historically a part of Cumberland, the civil parish includes the nearby settlements of Common End, Gilgarran and Pica.

South of the village by the Lowca Beck are the fragmentary remains of Hayes Castle, a manor house fortified by Robert de Leyburn in 1322.

Governance

Distington is in the parliamentary constituency of Copeland, Trudy Harrison is the Member of parliament.

For Local Government purposes it is in the Distington, Lowca & Parton Ward of Borough of Copeland and the Howgate Ward of Cumbria County Council.

The village also has its own Parish Council; Distington Parish Council. The parish council ward stretches beyond the confines of Distington parish with at total population taken at the Census 2011 of 4,058.

Transport

The main road through Distington is the A595. There was once a railway station at Distington on the Cleator and Workington Junction Railway which was an important junction.

Today Harrington railway station, on the Cumbria Coast Line, is the nearest operational station.

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Cumbria Distington Civil Parish Distington Parish, 1848 Chapel House, Common End Church of the Holy Spirit, Distington Distington Community School Old Milestone, Distington War Memorial, Distington
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The Church of the Holy Spirit, Distington

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Methodist Church, Distington

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The Castle, Common End

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Distington Parish, 1848
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Distington Parish, 1848
- DISTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4¼ miles (N.E. by N.) from Whitehaven; containing 1,108 inhabitants. It stretches almost to ...
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Distington (Joint) station, with train 1951

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Distington (Joint) station, 1951

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Distington
- Ancient parish in Allerdale above Derwent ward, Cumberland....manor of Distington descended from Gilbert of Dundraw c.1189 via Moresby and Dykes family to Fletchers who sold to Sir John ...

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