Great Strickland shown within Cumbria
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Great Strickland is a village and civil parish in the Eden Valley between the Cumbrian mountains in the west and the Pennines in the east. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) south east of Penrith, and is in the former county of Westmorland.
The village gets it name from a Scandinavian term for pastureland around the 9th and 10th centuries, in 1179 the local heiress Christian de Leteham married Walter de Castlecarrock and he changed his name to de Strikeland.
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