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Whicham


 

Whicham is a hamlet and civil parish in Copeland, Cumbria, England. At the 2011 census the parish had a population of 382. The parish includes the villages of Silecroft and Kirksanton and the hamlets of Whicham and Whitbeck. Whicham was recorded in the Domesday Book as Witingham.

The parish has an area of . It lies north of Millom on the west coast of Cumbria. The A595 road crosses it from north east to south west, near the south east border, coming from Broughton in Furness to a junction with the A5093 road, and then from south to north near the coast, towards Ravenglass and Whitehaven. The parish includes the hill Black Combe with a height of , one of Alfred Wainwright's "Outlying Fells". The Cumbrian Coast line railway follows the coast of the parish, with a station at Silecroft. The parish absorbed Whitbeck parish on the 1st of April 1934.

There is a parish council, the lowest level of local government.

Listed buildings

There are ten listed buildings in the parish: all at grade II, and including two churches (St Mary's Church, Whicham and St Mary's Church, Whitbeck), a limekiln and a former brewery.

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Cumbria Church of St Mary, Whicham Whicham Parish, 1848
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Towards Whicham and Black Combe

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The village of Whicham

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St Mary's Church, Whicham

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Approaching the road junction, Whicham

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