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The Salutation Inn, High Hesket
Hesket shown within Cumbria
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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|UK Parliament||Penrith and the Border|
Villages in the parish
Within the parish are the villages and hamlets of High Hesket, Old Town, Low Hesket, Aiketgate, Armathwaite, Plumpton, Plumpton Street, Plumpton Foot, Ivegill (part), Calthwaite, Petteril Green, Southwaite, Morton and Thiefside. (The settlement of Plumpton Head is within the neighbouring unparished area of Penrith.) There are primary schools at Plumpton, Calthwaite, Armathwaite, Ivegill and High Hesket, and roughly half way between High and Low Hesket is a doctor's surgery.
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) and Settle and Carlisle Railway both run through the parish with a station at Armathwaite. At one time there were stations on the WCML at Plumpton, Southwaite and Calthwaite. The M6 motorway and the A6 road run parallel to each other through the parish with a motorway service area at Southwaite.
Places of interest
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