The sandstone bridge over the River Waver at Waverbridge.
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Waverbridge is a hamlet in the civil parish of Dundraw, right on the boundary with the civil parish of Wavertonin 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.
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 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 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,which in 2010 was converted into a care home for children. 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.
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.
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, North West England. Historically in Lancashire, it is in the Furness area eight miles north-east of Barrow-in-Furness, four miles south of the Lake District and just north-west of Morecambe Bay. Neighbouring places include Swarthmoor, Pennington and Rosside. The most visible landmark is the limestone Hoad Monument built in 1850 to commemorate statesman and local resident Sir John Barrow. It provides views of the surrounding area, including Morecambe Bay and parts of the Lake District. Ulverston Canal, no longer navigable, was once vital to the town's economy and is still marked with an art installation.
Burwell is a large village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England, about 10 miles north-east of Cambridge. It lies on the south-eastern edge of the Fens. Those to the west are drained with the help of man-made Cambridgeshire Lode waterways, including Burwell Lode, which has been important in the growth of the village.
Workington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
Abbeytown, also known as Holme Abbey, is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 819. It is located five-and-a-half miles south-east of Silloth, and six-and-a-half miles north-west of Wigton. The civil parish borders Holme Low to the north, Holme East Waver and Dundraw to the east, Bromfield to the south, and Holme St Cuthbert to the west. The county town of Carlisle is eighteen miles to the north-east. Other nearby settlements include Foulsyke, Highlaws, Kelsick, Mawbray, Pelutho, and Wheyrigg. The B5302 road runs through the village.
Patterdale is a small village and civil parish in the eastern part of the English Lake District in the Eden District of Cumbria, in the traditional county of Westmorland, and the long valley in which they are found, also called the Ullswater Valley.
Bothel and Threapland is a civil parish in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, England, just outside the Lake District National Park. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 438. The parish includes the villages of Bothel and Threapland. The village of Bothel is south-east of the parish of Aspatria and Threapland is south of Aspatria and Carlisle is eighteen miles (29 km) North-east of the parish. It had a population of 483 in the 2011 census figures.
Bromfield is a village and civil parish in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, England.
Wartling is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England, between Bexhill and Hailsham, ten miles (16 km) west of the latter at the northern edge of the Pevensey Levels. The parish includes Wartling itself and Boreham Street, two miles (3 km) north-east on the A271 road.
Chippenham is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England, part of East Cambridgeshire district around 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Newmarket and 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Cambridge.
Bridekirk is a township and a parish in the Allerdale district in the county of Cumbria, England. It is around 3.2 kilometres (2 mi) north of the Derwent river and about the same distance from the nearest large town of Cockermouth just south of the river. Bridekirk is just outside the Lake District National Park and is not far from the Maryport and Carlisle Railway.
Stourton with Gasper is a civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. The parish includes the village of Stourton, along with the hamlets of Bonham and Gasper. It is close to the county boundary with Somerset, about 8.5 miles (13.7 km) south of the Somerset market town of Frome, and some 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the A303 trunk road.
Crosby Villa is a village in the civil parish of Crosscanonby in Cumbria, United Kingdom. It is located on the A596 road, roughly three-and-three-quarter miles north-east of Maryport and a similar distance south-west of Aspatria. The village of Crosby is one-and-a-half miles to the south-west, and the hamlet of Oughterside is two-and-a-quarter miles to the north-east. Cumbria's county town, Carlisle, is twenty-four miles to the north-east. Crosby Villa lies on the Solway Plain, less than one mile from the boundary of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and approximately one-and-a-half miles from the shore of Allonby Bay, an inlet of the Solway Firth. Historically, the name may have been spelled Crosby Villas.
Holme St. Cuthbert is a small hamlet and civil parish in the borough of Allerdale, in the county of Cumbria, United Kingdom. The hamlet is located approximately 23 miles to the south-west of Carlisle, Cumbria's county town, and was historically in the county of Cumberland.
Toot Hill is a village in the Stanford Rivers civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. It is 2.3 miles (4 km) south-west of Chipping Ongar and 3.5 miles (6 km) east of Epping. Toot Hill is less than a mile from the small hamlet of Clatterford End.
The B5302 is a B road which runs for approximately twelve-and-a-quarter miles between the towns of Silloth-on-Solway and Wigton in Cumbria, United Kingdom. From west to east, it passes through the villages of Causewayhead, Calvo, Abbeytown, Wheyrigg, and Waverbridge, and also passes near to Blackdyke and Blencogo. At its eastern end, it comes very close to the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and passes by Silloth Airfield, left over from the Second World War. Several of the villages that the road passes through were formerly served by trains on the single-track Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway, which closed with the Beeching axe in the 1960s. It is the main road connecting Silloth-on-Solway and surrounding settlements with the A596, and by extension, the city of Carlisle.
Holme East Waver is a civil parish in the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, United Kingdom. It is bordered to the north by the civil parish of Bowness-on-Solway, to the east by the civil parishes of Kirkbride, Woodside, and Waverton, and to the south by the civil parishes of Dundraw and Holme Abbey, lands common to Holme St. Cuthbert, Holme Low, and Holme Abbey, and the town of Silloth-on-Solway. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 306 in 121 households, increasing slightly at the 2011 Census to a population of 318 in 130 households. It is named for the River Waver, and the rivers Waver and Wampool enter the Solway Firth at the western end of the parish. Part of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is within the parish of Holme East Waver. The largest village is Newton Arlosh.
Woodside is a civil parish in Allerdale district, Cumbria, England. At the 2011 census it had a population of 516.
Weddicar is a civil parish in Copeland, Cumbria, England. At the 2011 census it had a population of 451.
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