Castle Sowerby

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Castle Sowerby
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High Moor Dyke
Castle Sowerby is located in Cumbria
Castle Sowerby
Castle Sowerby
 Castle Sowerby shown within Cumbria
Population 344 (2011)
OS grid reference NY3939
Civil parish Castle Sowerby
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA4
Dialling code 016974
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and the Border
List of places

Coordinates: 54°45′22″N 2°57′00″W / 54.756°N 2.950°W / 54.756; -2.950

Castle Sowerby is a civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 337,[1] increasing to 344 at the 2011 Census,[2] and includes the hamlets of How Hill, Millhouse, Newlands, Sour Nook, Southernby and Sowerby Row.

Located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Sowerby Row is Thistlewood Farmhouse, consisting of a pele tower probably built in the early 15th century, with 16th century alterations, and an extension built in the late 17th century.[3]

Castle Sowerby was one of the manors which formed part of the Honour of Penrith which has been owned at various times by the Neville Earls of Westmorland, the English Crown, the Earls and Dukes of Portland and the Dukes of Devonshire.

It was the birthplace of Reverend William Sowerby, a notable Anglican clergyman who served in Australia.