Crofton shown within Cumbria
|OS grid reference|
|- London||261 miles (420 km) SSE|
|District||City of Carlisle|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Historically a part of Cumberland, Crofton was one of three small townships in the centre of the former Parish of Thursby. It was originally called Croft-town, derived from the word Croft, as the town standing upon the Crofts. 
Notable landmarks were Crofton Place, the seat of Sir Wastel Brisco, Bart. It also became a surname to John Crofton. Although Crofton Hall was demolished (likely in the 1960s), some of the estate buildings remain, and the gateway and pond are notable remnants.
Media related to Crofton, Cumbria at Wikimedia Commons
- Thursby, GENUKI article.
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