Arlecdon

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Arlecdon
Public House on the edge of Arlecdon - geograph.org.uk - 79457.jpg
The Sun Inn
Arlecdon is located in Cumbria
Arlecdon
Arlecdon
Arlecdon shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY0419
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FRIZINGTON
Postcode district CA26
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°33′N 3°29′W / 54.55°N 03.48°W / 54.55; -03.48Coordinates: 54°33′N 3°29′W / 54.55°N 03.48°W / 54.55; -03.48

Arlecdon is a village in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England, near the town of Whitehaven.

Church[edit]

It has an historic Grade II listed church, first built in 1829, which contains a stained glass window dedicated to Isaac Fletcher of Frizington. In 1904 the church was remodelled, with the addition of a bell tower and eight bells cast by John Taylor & Son of Loughborough. In 2014 it was announced that the church is to close, and the bells hopefully re-used in another church.

Village[edit]

The village also has a 19th-century primary school and an old Sunday school.

Arlecdon church and war memorial

Etymology[edit]

'Arlecdon' is " OE 'earn-lāce denu', eagle-stream valley'." [1]('OE' is Old English).

Notable people[edit]

  • John Adams, 1st Baron Adams OBE, JP, MA (12 October 1890 – 23 August 1960). British politician and public servant. The son of Thomas Adams and Mary Bowness, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Adams on 16 February 1949, the first Cumberland-born man to be so honoured since 1797. He is buried by the foot of the church tower.
  • Billy Adams, professional footballer.

Surnames[edit]

Most common surnames in Arlecdon at the time of the United Kingdom Census of 1881,[2] by order of incidence:

See also[edit]

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 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 335. 
  2. ^ Most Common Surnames in Arlecdon

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