Brougham, Cumbria

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Brougham Castle from the north east.jpg
Brougham Castle from the north east
Brougham is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
Population277 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY794145
Civil parish
  • Brougham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA10
Dialling code01768
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°38′40″N 2°43′29″W / 54.644500°N 2.724763°W / 54.644500; -2.724763Coordinates: 54°38′40″N 2°43′29″W / 54.644500°N 2.724763°W / 54.644500; -2.724763

Brougham /ˈbrm/ is a small village (or more properly a collection of hamlets) and civil parish on the outskirts of Penrith in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 279, falling marginally to 277 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Within the parish are the remains of Brocavum Roman fort. The ruins of the medieval Brougham Castle, once home to Lady Anne Clifford, are next to the fort. The mainly 19th century Brougham Hall, the former seat of the Lords Brougham and Vaux is nearby. The 17th-century Countess Pillar, set up by Lady Anne, is beside the A66 near the castle.

Brougham Hall in 1832.
St Wilfrid Church

The parish has two Anglican churches:

Brougham "village" itself is no more than a scattering of farms and modern housing near the hall and is, along with neighbouring Eamont Bridge, often classed as an outlying suburb of Penrith. There are some more cottages next to the castle, which is partially built on the site of the Roman fort.

Within the parish is Whinfell Forest the site of a Red squirrel reserve, the Center Parcs Oasis Holiday Village, and the site of RAF Hornby Hall World War II aerodrome.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ Brougham - St Ninian's Church Archived 6 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

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