Anthorn shown within Cumbria
|Population||235 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Penrith and the Border|
Anthorn is a village in Cumbria, England. It is situated on the south side of the Solway Firth, on the Wampool estuary, about thirteen miles west of Carlisle. It is the location of the Anthorn radio station, broadcasting specialised low frequency signals for timekeeping and navigation.
Originally no more than a cluster of cottages and small farms on the shore, the village increased in size and importance in 1942, when an existing World War I landing strip was developed as HMS Nuthatch, a Royal Naval Air Station. The station closed in 1958, leaving only its powerful transmitter, but the associated housing development, larger than the original village itself and about a kilometre to the east, remains.
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