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Rockcliffe


Rockcliffe is a village in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, located near the River Eden, about 4 miles north-west of the centre of Carlisle. The village includes Rockcliffe CE Primary School, The Rose & Crown public house, The Rockcliffe Centre (village hall), a Post Office, and St Mary's Church. In the churchyard at St Mary's are a Medieval High Cross and the Rockcliffe and Cargo War Memorial. The village and surrounding hamlets form the Civil Parish of Rockcliffe.

Rockcliffe is a village and civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. Part of the parish is a marshy peninsula between the mouths of the rivers Esk and Eden. The parish includes the settlements of Rockcliffe, Rockcliffe Cross, Floristonrigg, Todhills, Low Harker and Harker.

Rockcliffe formerly had a railway station, on the Caledonian Railway Main Line, that closed in 1965. Another station was located nearby at Floriston that closed in 1950.

Place-name meaning

Rockcliffe does not mean 'cliff by rocks' or 'rocky cliff' as many might think. The name means 'red cliff', implying a sandstone cliff-face. The name is from Old Norse rauðr meaning "red" and Old English clif for "cliff", similar to Radcliffe in Greater Manchester.

Governance

Rockcliffe is the largest parish in the electoral ward of Longtown & Rockcliffe. The ward covers the two parishes and the area in between. The total ward population at the 2011 Census was 4,123.

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Crown & Thistle, Rockcliffe

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The Old School, Rockcliffe

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Rockcliffe church and houses

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Former "Mounsey Arms", Rockcliffe - April 2017 (1)

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The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Rockcliffe and Cargo

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Direction Sign – Signpost

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The Rockcliffe Centre

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Boat beside the River Eden

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Old Vicarage, Rockcliffe

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Town Head

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Rockcliffe Old Hall

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The "Global Warming" sculpture, Rockcliffe

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Former "Ship Inn", Rockcliffe - January 2017

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Castletown House
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Castletown House
- Overview Map Street View The Castletown Estate and farm is located on the north banks of the River Eden about ½ mile west of the village of Rockcliffe in Cumbria. ...

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