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Coordinates: 54°56′00″N 2°59′00″W / 54.93333°N 2.98333°W
Rockcliffe is a village and civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. Part of the parish is a marshy peninsula between the mouths of the rivers Esk and Eden. The parish includes the settlements of Rockcliffe, Rockcliffe Cross, Floristonrigg, Todhills, Low Harker and Harker.
Rockcliffe formerly had a railway station, on the Caledonian Railway Main Line, that closed in 1965. Another station was located nearby at Floriston that closed in 1950.
Rockcliffe does not mean 'cliff by rocks' as many might think. The name means 'red cliff', implying a sandstone cliff-face. The name is from Old Norse rauŏr meaning "red" and Old English clif for "cliff", similar to Radcliffe in Greater Manchester.
Population of Rockcliffe Parish through time
- ^ Philip's Motorist's Atlas: 2004, Octopus Publishing Group, London, England