Irthington

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Irthington
The church at Irthington. - geograph.org.uk - 128070.jpg
St Kentigern's Church
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria


Irthington is a village and civil parish within the City of Carlisle district in Cumbria, England, situated to the north-east of Carlisle Lake District Airport. Irthington derives its name from the nearby river Irthing. The population as of 2011 was 860 according to the 2011 census.[1] The village is surrounded by green fields with some being used for farming.

It lies close to, if not on, the line of the Roman Stanegate road which ran from Corbridge (Coria) west to Carlisle (Luguvalium)

Some of the building stone used in the south wall of the church chancel is thought to come from Hadrian's Wall which runs less than 1 km to the northwest of the village.

In the 1870's Irthington was described as:

" a village, a township, and a parish, in Brampton district, Cumberland. The township comprises 947 acres"[2]

Coordinates: 54°56′46″N 2°47′06″W / 54.946°N 2.785°W / 54.946; -2.785

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irthington (Parish): Key figures for 2011 Census: Key statistics". Neighborhood statistics. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Marius Wilson, John (1870-72). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. A. Fullerton & Co. Retrieved 27 January 2015.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Irthlington, Cumbria at Wikimedia Commons