The summit of Barrow
Above Derwent shown within Cumbria
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|Civil parish||Above Derwent|
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|EU Parliament||North West England|
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.
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.
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.
Above Derwent CP comprised the ancient townships of Braithwaite, Coledale or Portinscale, and Thornthwaite, and the chapelry of Newlands",
The population, according to the 1811 Census, was 668, "rising to 1115 in 1851 and the stable throughout the 19th Century"
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