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St Paul's Church, Frizington - - 1500518.jpg
St Paul's Church, Frizington
Frizington is located in Cumbria
Frizington shown within Cumbria
Population 3,607 (2011.Civil Parish)
OS grid reference NY0316
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA26
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°33′22″N 3°28′16″W / 54.556°N 3.471°W / 54.556; -3.471Coordinates: 54°33′22″N 3°28′16″W / 54.556°N 3.471°W / 54.556; -3.471

Frizington is a village in Cumbria, England. Historically, it was a collection of farms and houses, but became a unified village as a result of the mining (both coal and iron ore) opportunities in the area. The village is known for its church, which was built in 1867-1868. Historically a part of Cumberland, Frizington is in the civil parish of Arlecdon and Frizington, which has a population of 3,678,[1] the Borough of Copeland and the CA postcode area.

On 2 June 2010, Frizington was the scene of the second murder in the killing spree known as the Cumbria shootings, when Derrick Bird shot his family solicitor, Kevin Commons.[2]

Stephen Holgate,a professional rugby league player with a number of clubs, came from Frizington.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. The population of this ward as at the 2011 Census was 2,558.[3]


" The name as a whole means 'tūn of Frisa' or 'of Frisa's people'...." [4] ('Tūn' is OE=Old English for 'homestead', 'village'. OE 'Frīsa' means 'the Frisian').

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Copeland Retrieved 2009-09-18
  2. ^ "Cumbria Shootings - Interactive Map". BBC. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xxi. Part 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 336. 

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