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Railway Station, now a private residence
Cumwhinton is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY451528
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCA4
Dialling code01228
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°52′01″N 2°51′14″W / 54.867°N 2.854°W / 54.867; -2.854Coordinates: 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

See also[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. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011.
  5. ^ Cumwhinton Horse Trials - Where are we Archived 2010-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  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.
  8. ^ Cumwhinton Station, Wetheral

External links[edit]

Media related to Cumwhinton at Wikimedia Commons