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The sandstone bridge over the River Waver at Waverbridge.
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Waverbridge
Location within Cumbria
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGTON
Postcode district CA7
Dialling code 016973
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54°49′48″N3°12′32″W / 54.830°N 3.209°W / 54.830; -3.209 Coordinates: 54°49′48″N3°12′32″W / 54.830°N 3.209°W / 54.830; -3.209

Waverbridge is a hamlet in the civil parish of Dundraw, right on the boundary with the civil parish of Waverton [1] in Cumbria, United Kingdom. It is located approximately two-and-three-quarter miles north-west of Wigton, three-and-three-quarter miles south-east of Abbeytown, and seven-and-a-half miles north-east of Aspatria. Carlisle, Cumbria's county town, is situated fourteen-and-a-quarter miles to the north-east. The B5302 road runs through the settlement, between Silloth-on-Solway in the west and Wigton in the east. [2]

Dundraw hamlet

Dundraw is a hamlet and a civil parish near Abbeytown, in the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, United Kingdom. It is located in the North West of England and Cumbria County Council, based in Carlisle, is the local county council. The hamlet is located approximately three-and-a-half miles east of Abbeytown, nine-and-a-quarter miles south-east of Silloth-on-Solway, three-and-a-quarter miles north-west of Wigton, and fourteen miles south-west of Carlisle.

Waverton, Cumbria village in the United Kingdom

Waverton is a linear village and civil parish in Cumbria, northwest England. Waverton lies on the main A596 road east of a bridge over the River Waver, 2.2 miles south west from Wigton and 14.2 miles from the nearest city, Carlisle. The river is the reason for Waverton's name as well as it coming from the old English word tuǹ, this meaning "An enclosure; a farmstead; a village; an estate".

Cumbria Ceremonial (geographic) county of England

Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria's county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the southwestern tip of the county.

The hamlet is named for its bridge over the River Waver. Historically there was a mill in Waverbridge, [3] which in 2010 was converted into a care home for children. [4] The conversion proved controversial both with residents of the village and with Dundraw parish council, citing concerns about anti-social behaviour and that a small village was not well-suited to housing teenagers. [5]

River Waver river in Cumbria, United Kingdom

The River Waver is a river in Cumbria, England. The river rises at Wavergillhead . It is fed by the northwards flowing Thornthwaite Beck and Pow Gill either side of Bolton Wood Lane. The "Little Waver", rising at Catlands Hill, joins at Waterside near Woodrow. The river then takes a northward course via Waverton and Waverbridge, both of which are named for the river, before turning sharply westward at Abbey Town. The river then goes north, running into Moricambe Bay, an inlet of the Solway Firth.

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References

  1. "Cumbria Observatory - Waverbridge (with parish boundaries enabled)" . Retrieved 3 March 2015.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. "Google Maps - Waverbridge" . Retrieved 3 March 2015.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. "Old Cumbria Gazetteer - Waverbridge Mill" . Retrieved 3 March 2015.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. "Allerdale BC - Planning application for Waverbridge Mill" . Retrieved 3 March 2015.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  5. "Cumberland News - Children's care home near Wigton given go-ahead" . Retrieved 3 March 2015.Cite web requires |website= (help)