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The Isle of Man visible from Crosby on the A596 - - 97851.jpg
The Isle of Man visible from Crosby on the A596
Crosby-on-Eden is located in Cumbria
Crosby-on-Eden shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY459600
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA6
Dialling code 01228
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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54°55′55″N 2°50′38″W / 54.932°N 2.844°W / 54.932; -2.844Coordinates: 54°55′55″N 2°50′38″W / 54.932°N 2.844°W / 54.932; -2.844

Crosby-on-Eden is the combined name for two small villages, High Crosby and Low Crosby, within the civil parish of Stanwix Rural near Carlisle, Cumbria, England.

The villages are by the River Eden north-east of Carlisle, joined by a road that used to be the line of the Stanegate Roman road.[1]

The line of Hadrian's Wall passes a mile or so to the north, and the Hadrian's Wall Path follows the Stanegate through the villages.

In Low Crosby is the Church of St John the Evangelist, a rebuilt church by R.H. Billings in the Gothic style. A grange was built here and named Crosby. High Crosby is a half mile east of Low Crosby, and located in the village is Crosby House, a former mansion that is now a hotel.

The villages are bypassed by the A689 road which used to be numbered as part of the B6264 and follows the route of General Wade's Military Road.

Crosby-on-Eden has a primary school, Crosby-on-Eden C. of E. School, built in 1844.

RAF Crosby-on-Eden[edit]

RAF Crosby-on-Eden was a Second World War airfield which was home to No.59 Operational Training Unit providing day training for Hawker Hurricane pilots.[2] It was replaced by No. 9 Operational Training Unit, 17 Group Coastal Command, in August 1942 for training long-range fighter crews on Bristol Beaufort and Bristol Beaufighter conversion squadrons, as well as air firing and night flying.[3] In August 1944, the station came under the command of No. 109 Operational Training Unit, a transport command of Douglas Dakotas.[4] The station was renamed 1383 TCU on 1 August 1945.

After the Second World War, British European Airways commenced flights to Ronaldsway and Belfast. However, the RAF station had no post-war use or need and was closed in 1947. It was reopened in 1960 as Carlisle Airport. Since 2006 the airport has been known as Carlisle Lake District Airport, and since 30 May 2009 the airport lease has been owned by the Stobart Group.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Roman Heritage Way - Carlisle to Walton / Banks". Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  2. ^ "Royal Air Force Milfield". Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ "RAF Carlisle airfield". Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  4. ^ History of Dakota KG651 Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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