Langwathby

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Coordinates: 54°41′45″N 2°40′12″W / 54.695938°N 2.670071°W / 54.695938; -2.670071

Langwathby
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Village green
Langwathby is located in Cumbria
Langwathby
Langwathby
 Langwathby shown within Cumbria
Population 748 (2001)
OS grid reference NY569336
Civil parish Langwathby
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and the Border
List of places
UK
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Cumbria

Langwathby is a village and civil parish in northern Cumbria, England. It is situated about 5 miles (8.0 km) north east of Penrith on the A686 road. The village lies on the banks of the River Eden.

The village is centred around a large village green next to which stands the village pub, post office and village hall. There is a primary school on the road to Little Salkeld.

At Langwathby Hall is the visitor attraction and working ostrich farm called Eden Ostrich World.

The Settle to Carlisle Railway has a station in the village.

The parish includes the nearby village of Edenhall which was a separate parish until 1934.

Langwathby is also the base of 'The Pride of Cumbria', one of the helicopters run by The Great North Air Ambulance Service

Etymology[edit]

'Langwathby' can be translated as 'long' ('lang'), 'ford' ('wath', Old Norse 'vað'), 'village' (Old English 'bȳ', Old Norse 'býr'), referring to the fording of the River Eden which runs along the edge of the village. [1]

Industry[edit]

At Langwathby there is a chicken processing factory, egg packing station and an animal feed mill.

At Barbary Plains just outside Edenhall there was formerly a cement block works formerly owned by Hanson plc but now owned by RMC Group, part of Cemex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xxi. Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 218–219. 

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