Great Clifton

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Great Clifton
Great Clifton - Old School.jpg
Great Clifton Old School
Great Clifton is located in Cumbria
Great Clifton
Great Clifton
 Great Clifton shown within Cumbria
Population 1,114 (2011)
OS grid reference NY0429
Civil parish Great Clifton
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Dialling code 01900
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Workington
List of places

Coordinates: 54°38′56″N 3°28′59″W / 54.649°N 3.483°W / 54.649; -3.483

Great Clifton is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in the English county of Cumbria. In the 2001 census, it has a population of 1,101,[1] increasing slightly to 1,114 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The Village contains three pubs (Market Cross, The Queens Head (formerly the Lions Club) and The Old Ginn House, the latter also being a hotel and a restaurant. The village is also home too a Post Office and a General Store.

The village school, Derwent Vale Primary School, was built in 1995. The previous school was opposite the old pit and still stands now, only as a house.

There are several wind farms nearby, one being the Winscales Moor Wind Farm whose Community Fund has contributed money to the local village hall. Workington Town Centre is 3 miles west of the Village and Cockermouth is 7 miles East of it.

The local Rugby League team, the Great Clifton Lions, currently compete in the CARLA League.

Clifton was the village footballer John Burridge lived in as a child: the village is mentioned in his autobiography Budgie.[3]


Both Great and Little Clifton are in the electoral ward of Clifton. The total population for this ward at the 2011 Census was 1,594.[4]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Allerdale Retrieved 2009-11-23
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Smith, Aidan (19 February 2011). "Interview: John Burridge, football veteran". The Scotsman. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Clifton ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 

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