Crosby Ravensworth

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Crosby Ravensworth
Millennium sandstone pillar - geograph.org.uk - 1882168.jpg
Millennium Sandstone Pillar
Crosby Ravensworth is located in Cumbria
Crosby Ravensworth
Crosby Ravensworth
Crosby Ravensworth shown within Cumbria
Population 517 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NY6214
Civil parish
  • Crosby Ravensworth
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01931
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
CumbriaCoordinates: 54°31′34″N 2°35′13″W / 54.526°N 2.587°W / 54.526; -2.587

Crosby Ravensworth is a village, civil parish and fell in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. The village is about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the M6 motorway, and Shap.

History[edit]

Charles II Monument

Prehistoric remains include the White Hag stone circle (54°29′50″N 2°36′30″W / 54.497294°N 2.608298°W / 54.497294; -2.608298). A pair of almost identical La Tène Celtic spoons dating from the Iron Age were found in Crosby Ravensworth in the nineteenth century and are now housed in the British Museum in London.[2] A more recent monument at Black Dub commemorates the visit of Charles II of England in 1651. The fell also contains one of several sites in England called Robin Hood's Grave.

Crosby Ravensworth Fell[edit]

Crosby Ravensworth Fell is the source of the River Lyvennet and is crossed by the Coast to Coast Walk. It features a considerable expanse of limestone pavement.

Notable people[edit]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches from Bolton south to Great Asby with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,396.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ British Museum Collection
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 June 2015. 

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