Barras, Cumbria

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Barn at Barras Farm
Barras is located in Cumbria
Barras shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY843120
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kirkby Stephen
Postcode district CA17
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°30′14″N 2°14′38″W / 54.504°N 2.244°W / 54.504; -2.244Coordinates: 54°30′14″N 2°14′38″W / 54.504°N 2.244°W / 54.504; -2.244

Barras is a hamlet close to the River Belah, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Brough, Cumbria, England.[1][2]

Barras railway station (closed) in 2016

Until the creation of the new county of Cumbria, Barras was situated at the eastern edge of the historic county of Westmorland.

The hamlet is located at approximately 1100 feet above sea level.

From 1861 until 1962 it was served by Barras railway station on the Stainmore railway line between Kirkby Stephen and Barnard Castle.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 91 Appleby-in-Westmorland (Brough & Kirkby Stephen) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231302.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.