Flimby

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Flimby
Maryport - Flimby Rugby Club.jpg
Flimby Rugby Club
Flimby is located in Cumbria
Flimby
Flimby
Flimby shown within Cumbria
Population 1,707 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference NY0233
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MARYPORT
Postcode district CA15
Dialling code 01900
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°41′10″N 3°30′47″W / 54.686°N 3.513°W / 54.686; -3.513Coordinates: 54°41′10″N 3°30′47″W / 54.686°N 3.513°W / 54.686; -3.513

Flimby is a village in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. Historically in Cumberland, it forms part of the civil parish of Maryport.

Amenities[edit]

Flimby railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line has served the village since 1846. Trains stop only by request. The village is also served by regular buses between Maryport, Workington and beyond.

The Anglican church of St Nicholas is in the Diocese of Carlisle. It holds services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.[2] Flimby Methodist Church lies in West Lane.[3]

The village has a primary school with about 150 pupils.[4][5] There is one convenience store. There is also a working men's social club.[6]

Flimby's amateur rugby league club, the Vikings, plays in the Iggesund Cumberland League.[7]

The shoe manufacturer New Balance has a factory in Flimby on the Risehow Industrial Estate. Flimby Wind Farm opened in June 2013.[8]

Heritage[edit]

The name of the village was recorded as Flinbi in 1056[citation needed] and Flemyngeby in the 12th century, and seems to come from Old Norse Flæminga bý, meaning "the village of the Flemings".

Flimby has three Grade II historic buildings listed by English Heritage. Flimby Cottage in Main Road is an early 19th-century pebble dash lodge in Gothic Revival style. Flimby Hall is a three-storey country house completed in 1766. Flimby Lodge is a mansion dating from the late 18th or early 19th century, derelict at the time it was listed in 1977.[9]

Notable people[edit]

  • The Scottish novelist and poet Helen Craik lived at Flimby Hall from 1792 until her death in 1825 and has a memorial in the parish church.
  • The birth of John McKeown, the professional rugby league international, was registered in Flimby in 1926.
  • Dick Huddart, the professional rugby league international, was born in Flimby in 1936.

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