Arlecdon and Frizington

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Arlecdon and Frizington
St Paul's Church, Frizington - - 1500518.jpg
St Paul's Church, Frizington
Arlecdon and Frizington is located in Cumbria
Arlecdon and Frizington
Arlecdon and Frizington
Arlecdon and Frizington shown within Cumbria
Population 3,607 (2011)
OS grid reference NY0316
Civil parish
  • Arlecdon and Frizington
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA26
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°33′22″N 3°28′16″W / 54.556°N 3.471°W / 54.556; -3.471Coordinates: 54°33′22″N 3°28′16″W / 54.556°N 3.471°W / 54.556; -3.471

Arlecdon and Frizington is a civil parish in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England. The parish includes Arlecdon, Frizington, Rowrah and Asby. It has a population of 3,678,[1] reducing to 3,607 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It constituted an urban district from 1894.

In 1919 John Adams led a successful election challenge to the sitting members of Arlecdon and Frizington District Council. This established the first all-Labour council to be elected in England. Adams held the office of Chairman of the Arlecdon and Frizington Urban District Council from 1919 to 1923.

In 1934, it became part of Ennerdale Rural District, which was later subsumed in 1974 into Copeland Borough Council.


The parish falls in the electoral ward of Alcedon. This ward stretches south to Weddicar and has a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,500.[3]

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