Cumwhinton

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Cumwhinton
CumwhintonStation.jpg
Railway Station, now a private residence
Cumwhinton is located in Cumbria
Cumwhinton
Cumwhinton
Cumwhinton shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY451528
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA4
Dialling code 01228
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
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CumbriaCoordinates: 54°52′01″N 2°51′14″W / 54.867°N 2.854°W / 54.867; -2.854

Cumwhinton is a small village in Cumberland, England. It is around one mile away from both Scotby and Wetheral, and four miles from Carlisle. The village lies in Wetheral civil parish.

History and facilities[edit]

A hamlet was established at Cumwhinton by the middle of the 12th century, initially under the name Cumquintina, believed to be named after Saint Quentin.[1] The site also had a manor owned by the Bavin family, who gave it to Lanercost Priory after three generations of ownership.[2]

By 1831, Cumwhinton was a joint township with nearby Cotehill, also in Wetheral parish, and had a population of 472.[3]

Cumwhinton is a small village by local standards. Despite its small size, it is home to a pub, a village hall and a village shop.

Cumwhinton Primary School provides educational facilities for children in the village. In 2008 a new extension was opened for pupils with autism, one of only four in the county; the building was unveiled by footballer Matt Jansen, a former pupil at the school.[4]

Cumwhinton is often confused with the village of Cumwhitton a few miles to the east.[5]

Railway station[edit]

Cumwhinton had a railway station on the Settle-Carlisle Railway between Scotby and Cotehill, but this was closed to passengers in 1956.[6] The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[7] The station building, which dates from 1875 and remains in use as a private dwelling (the platforms and former waiting shelter also survive), was Grade II listed in 1984.[8]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cotehill   Midland Railway
Settle-Carlisle Railway
  Scotby

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sedgefield, Walter John (1915). The Place-names of Cumberland and Westmorland. Manchester University Press. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-141-63858-1. 
  2. ^ Carlisle, Nicholas (1822). Collections for a history of the ancient family of Carlisle. W. Nicol. p. 5. ISBN 0-948130-59-8. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1831). A topographical dictionary of England. S. Lewis and co. p. 570. 
  4. ^ Whittle, Justin (18 October 2008). "Soccer ace Matt Jansen unveils autism centre at Cumwhinton school". Whitehaven News. 
  5. ^ Cumwhinton Horse Trials - Where are we
  6. ^ Trains illustrated annual. Ian Allan Publishing. 1966. p. 54. 
  7. ^ "Notes by the Way.". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ Cumwhinton Station, Wetheral britishlistedbuildings.co.uk

External links[edit]

Media related to Cumwhinton at Wikimedia Commons