Threlkeld

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For people named Threlkeld, see Threlkeld (surname).

Coordinates: 54°37′09″N 3°03′05″W / 54.61917°N 3.05148°W / 54.61917; -3.05148

Threlkeld
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Threlkeld is located in Cumbria
Threlkeld
Threlkeld
 Threlkeld shown within Cumbria
Population 454 (2001)
OS grid reference NY3125
Civil parish Threlkeld
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KESWICK
Postcode district CA12
Dialling code 017687
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and The Border
List of places
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Cumbria

Threlkeld is a village and civil parish in the north of the Lake District in Cumbria, England, to the east of Keswick. It lies at the southern foot of Blencathra, one of the more prominent fells in the northern Lake District, and to the north of the River Glenderamackin.

Historically a part of Cumberland, Threlkeld formerly had its own railway station on the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway, on the opposite side of the valley, next to the (closed) Threlkeld Quarry, at the foot of Clough Head. Today the railway line is a footpath and cycle track. Three rows of terraced houses, which used to accommodate the quarry workers, stand near the station. The Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum is open nearby and operates the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge[1] Threlkeld Quarry Railway for tourists to enjoy.

Two pubs are located opposite each other in the village: The Salutation and the Horse and Farrier. There is also a Coffee Shop, a vibrant Village Hall, and a small church, St Mary's, in the village.

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