Above Derwent

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Above Derwent
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Above Derwent
Location within Cumbria
Area55.0472 km2 (21.2538 sq mi)  [1]
Population1,198 (2011)
  Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
OS grid reference NY231236
Civil parish
  • Above Derwent
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Keswick
Postcode district CA12
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
UK Parliament
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England
Cumbria
54°34′41″N3°11′56″W / 54.578°N 3.199°W / 54.578; -3.199 Coordinates: 54°34′41″N3°11′56″W / 54.578°N 3.199°W / 54.578; -3.199

Above Derwent is a civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. It lies entirely within the Lake District National Park. [2]

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At the 2011 Census the parish had a population of 1,198 in 514 households, [1] a small decrease from the 2011 figure of 1,207 living in 516 households. [2] [3]

The area of the civil parish is 5,505 hectares (13,600 acres; 21.25 sq mi). [1]

History

Above Derwent CP comprised the ancient townships of Braithwaite, Coledale or Portinscale, and Thornthwaite, and the chapelry of Newlands". [4]

The population, according to the 1811 Census, was 668, "rising to 1115 in 1851 and then stable throughout the 19th Century". [4]

Topography

The parish is bounded to the east by Derwent Water, the River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake, it includes sections of both lakes. To the West and South, the parish is bounded by the summit of Lord's Seat, the Whinlatter Pass, the summits of Grisedale Pike and Crag Hill, the Newlands Pass, and the summits of Robinson and Catbells.The parish comprises relatively low level land alongside and between both lakes, together with the Newlands Valley, and large areas of the surrounding fells. It includes the settlements of Braithwaite, Thornthwaite, Portinscale, Stair and Little Town. [2] The A66 primary route enters the CP at its most Northerly point, Beck Wythop. The most Southerly point of the CP is approx. 700m south-south-west of Dalehead Tarn. [5]

Governance

Above Derwent has a parish council, the lowest tier of local government in England. [6] [7]

Above Derwent falls in the electoral ward of Derwent Valley. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,615. [8]

The parish is within the Workington constituency of the UK Parliament. As of 2020 it is represented by Mark Jenkinson of the Conservative Party, who was first elected in the 2019 general election

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Above Derwent Parish (E04002379)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 2 August 2020.Includes map showing parish boundary
  2. 1 2 3 "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  3. "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Allerdale". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  4. 1 2 "Above Derwent". Cumbria County History Trust. 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  5. http://streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=322508&y=520984&z=120&sv=322508,520984&st=4&mapp=idld.srf&dn=740&ax=322508&ay=520984&lm=0
  6. "Above Derwent Parish Council". Above Derwent Parish Council. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  7. "Parish councils contact information". democracy.allerdale.gov.uk. Allerdale Brough Council. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  8. "Derwent Valley ward population 2011" . Retrieved 17 June 2015.