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Coordinates: 54°33′22″N 3°28′16″W / 54.556°N 3.471°W / 54.556; -3.471

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St Paul's Church, Frizington
Frizington is located in Cumbria
 Frizington shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY0316
Civil parish Arlecdon and Frizington
District Copeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA26
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Copeland
List of places

Frizington is a village in Cumbria, England. Historically, it was a collection of farms and houses, but became a unified village as a result of the mining (both coal and iron ore) opportunities in the area. The village is known for its church, which was built in 1867-1868. Historically a part of Cumberland, Frizington is in the civil parish of Arlecdon and Frizington, which has a population of 3,678,[1] the Borough of Copeland and the CA postcode area.

On 2 June 2010, Frizington was the scene of the second murder in the killing spree known as the Cumbria shootings, when Derrick Bird shot his family solicitor, Kevin Commons.[2]

Stephen Holgate, a professional rugby league player with a number of clubs, came from Frizington.[citation needed]


" The name as a whole means 'tūn of Frisa' or 'of Frisa's people'...." [3] ('Tūn' is OE=Old English for 'homestead', 'village'. OE 'Frīsa' means 'the Frisian').


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Copeland Retrieved 2009-09-18
  2. ^ "Cumbria Shootings - Interactive Map". BBC. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xxi. Part 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 336. 

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