The Church of the Holy Spirit, Distington
Distington shown within Cumbria
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Distington (//) is a large village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Workington and 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northeast of Whitehaven. Historically a part of Cumberland, the civil parish includes the nearby settlements of Common End, Gilgarran and Pica. The population of the civil parish was recorded as 2,247 in the 2001 Census. The village has a co-op, a school and a garage.
South of the village by the Lowca Beck are the fragmentary remains of Hayes Castle, a manor house fortified by Robert de Leyburn in 1322.
The main road through Distington is the A595. There was once a railway station at Distington on the Cleator and Workington Junction Railway which was an important junction. Harrington railway station, on the Cumbria Coast Line, is the nearest operational station.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- Distington CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts. neighbourhood.gov.uk. Office for National Statistics
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
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