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Distington is located in Cumbria
 Distington shown within Cumbria
Population 2,247 (2001)
OS grid reference NY0023
Civil parish Distington
District Copeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA14
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Copeland
List of places

Coordinates: 54°36′N 3°32′W / 54.60°N 3.54°W / 54.60; -3.54

Distington (/ˈdɪzɪŋtən/) is a large village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Workington and 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northeast of Whitehaven. Historically a part of Cumberland, the civil parish includes the nearby settlements of Common End, Gilgarran and Pica. The population of the civil parish was recorded as 2,247 in the 2001 Census.[1] The village has a co-op, a school and a garage.

South of the village by the Lowca Beck are the fragmentary remains of Hayes Castle, a manor house fortified by Robert de Leyburn in 1322.


The main road through Distington is the A595. There was once a railway station at Distington on the Cleator and Workington Junction Railway which was an important junction. Harrington railway station, on the Cumbria Coast Line, is the nearest operational station.

Railway Junction Diagram showing the complex network which existed in the Workington area and the importance of Distington


  1. ^ Distington CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts. neighbourhood.gov.uk. Office for National Statistics

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Media related to Distington at Wikimedia Commons