Dalston, Cumbria

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The Square at Dalston. - geograph.org.uk - 95529.jpg
The Square at Dalston
Dalston is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
Population2,590 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNY395555
• London261 mi (420 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Dalston
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCA5
Dialling code01228
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°50′36″N 2°59′01″W / 54.8432°N 2.9835°W / 54.8432; -2.9835Coordinates: 54°50′36″N 2°59′01″W / 54.8432°N 2.9835°W / 54.8432; -2.9835

Dalston is a large village and civil parish within the Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. It is situated on the B5299 road about four miles (6 km) south-south-west of Carlisle city centre, and approximately five miles (8 km) from Junction 42 of the M6 motorway.

The village has a population of around 2500, and serves as a key service centre for a much wider rural area. At the centre is The Square, which is, in fact, not square. It is dominated by St Michael's and All Angels Church. Most of the shops are located in and around The Square. To the northwest of the centre of the village is the Barras Lane business estate which is home to numerous businesses.

The village is on the River Caldew and is served by the Dalston railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line between Carlisle, Workington and Barrow in Furness, taking over two hours for the full journey. There are two popular schools in Dalston, St. Michaels Primary School and Caldew Secondary School which has over a thousand pupils. There is also a Nestlé factory producing powdered milk, a BP fuel depot and a factory producing specialist materials called Cowens.

Dalston was the birthplace of sculptor Musgrave Watson (born in 1804) and the translator Georgiana Harcourt who was born three years later.

Rose Castle, home to the Bishop of Carlisle for many centuries until 2009, is within the parish of Dalston 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Dalston itself. The Architects Anthony Salvin and Thomas Rickman were responsible for the alterations which took place in the 19th Century

Dalston Hall is a grade II* listed fortified house which is now a country house hotel.[2]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north towards Carlisle itself with at total population taken at the 2011 Census of 6,051.[3]

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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Dalston Hall Ny 376515, Dalston". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 June 2011.

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