Above Derwent

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Above Derwent
Above Derwent - Barrow Summit.jpg
The summit of Barrow
Above Derwent is located in Cumbria
Above Derwent
Above Derwent
Location within Cumbria
Population1,198 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY231236
Civil parish
  • Above Derwent
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKeswick
Postcode districtCA12
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°34′41″N 3°11′56″W / 54.578°N 3.199°W / 54.578; -3.199Coordinates: 54°34′41″N 3°11′56″W / 54.578°N 3.199°W / 54.578; -3.199

Above Derwent is a civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. It lies entirely within the Lake District National Park.[1]

The parish is within the Workington constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the North West England constituency of the European Parliament. It has a population of 1,207 living in 516 households,[1][2] decreasing at the 2011 Census to a population of 1,198 in 514 households.[3]


Above Derwent CP comprised the ancient townships of Braithwaite, Coledale or Portinscale, and Thornthwaite, and the chapelry of Newlands",[4]

The population, according to the 1811 Census, was 668, "rising to 1115 in 1851 and the stable throughout the 19th Century"[4]


The parish is bounded to the east by Derwent Water, the River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake, it includes sections of both lakes. To the West and South, the parish is bounded by the summit of Lord's Seat, the Whinlatter Pass, the summits of Grisedale Pike and Crag Hill, the Newlands Pass, and the summits of Robinson and Catbells.The parish comprises relatively low level land alongside and between both lakes, together with the Newlands Valley, and large areas of the surrounding fells. It includes the settlements of Braithwaite, Thornthwaite, Portinscale, Stair and Little Town.[1] The A66 primary route enters the CP at its most Northerly point, Beck Wythop. The most Southerly point of the CP is approx. 700m, S10W of Dalehead Tarn.[5]


Above Derwent falls in the electoral ward of Derwent Valley. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,615.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Allerdale". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Above Derwent". Cumbria County History Trust. 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  5. ^ http://streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=322508&y=520984&z=120&sv=322508,520984&st=4&mapp=idld.srf&dn=740&ax=322508&ay=520984&lm=0
  6. ^ "Derwent Valley ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 June 2015.

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