Above Derwent

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Above Derwent
Above Derwent - Barrow Summit.jpg
The summit of Barrow
Above Derwent is located in Cumbria
Above Derwent
Above Derwent
 Above Derwent shown within Cumbria
Population 1,207 (2001)
OS grid reference NY231236
Civil parish Above Derwent
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Workington
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria

Coordinates: 54°34′41″N 3°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 is bounded to the east by Derwent Water, the River Derwent and Crummock Water, and 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. It lies entirely within the Lake District National Park.[1]

The parish thus 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.[1]

The parish is within the Workington constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the North West England constituency of the European Parliament. It has a population of 1,207 living in 516 households.[1][2]

History[edit]

Above Derwent CP comprised the ancient townships of Braithwaite, Coledale or Portinscale, and Thornthwaite, and the chapelry of Newlands",[3]

The population, according to the 1811 Census, was 668, "rising to 1115 in 1851 and the stable throughout the 19th Century"[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Allerdale". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Above Derwent". Cumbria County History Trust. 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.