Ennerdale Bridge

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Ennerdale Bridge
The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Ennerdale Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 3129490.jpg
The Shepherds Arms Hotel, Ennerdale Bridge
Ennerdale Bridge is located in Cumbria
Ennerdale Bridge
Ennerdale Bridge
Ennerdale Bridge shown within Cumbria
Population 220 (2011)
OS grid reference NY069159
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLEATOR
Postcode district CA23
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°31′48″N 3°26′17″W / 54.530°N 3.438°W / 54.530; -3.438Coordinates: 54°31′48″N 3°26′17″W / 54.530°N 3.438°W / 54.530; -3.438
For the bridges in Kingston upon Hull, see Ennerdale Link Bridges.

Ennerdale Bridge is a hamlet in the county of Cumbria, England. The nearest civil parish is called Ennerdale and Kinniside. It had a total population taken at the 2011 census of 220.[1]

Description[edit]

Ennerdale Bridge lies at the confluence of Croasdale Beck and the River Ehen and is on the border of the Lake District National Park that uses both watercourses as its boundary. The nearest town is Cleator Moor to its west. Ennerdale Bridge appear in many versions of the Coast to Coast Walk and is 13 miles (21 km) from its western end.[2]

The parish church, dedicated to St Mary, is Victorian - dating from 1858 - in the Romanesque style.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name means 'Anund's valley', from 'Anundar', genitive of the Old Norse personal name 'Anundr'/'Qnundr', and 'dalr' 'valley', cross-influenced by 'Ehen', the name of the local river.[4][5][6]

Governance[edit]

The civil parish falls in the electoral ward of Ennerdale. This ward stretches north to Lamplugh with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 1,025.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Coast to Coast Walk - Part 1
  3. ^ Parish website - follow links to church
  4. ^ Whaley, Diana (2006). A dictionary of Lake District place-names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society. pp. lx, 423, 109. ISBN 0904889726. 
  5. ^ Whaley, 2006, p.109-110,
  6. ^ Whaley, 2006, p.392
  7. ^ "Ennerdale ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 

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