Great Clifton

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Great Clifton
Great Clifton - Old School.jpg
Great Clifton church rooms
Great Clifton is located in Cumbria
Great Clifton
Great Clifton
Location within Cumbria
Population1,114 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY0429
Civil parish
  • Great Clifton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORKINGTON
Postcode districtCA14
Dialling code01900
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°38′56″N 3°28′59″W / 54.649°N 3.483°W / 54.649; -3.483Coordinates: 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]

Features[edit]

The village has a post office, general store and three pubs - the Market Cross, the Queen's Head (formerly the Lions Club) and the Old Ginn House, the last also being a hotel and a restaurant.

The village school, Derwent Vale Primary School, was built in 1995. Its predecessor was in a building opposite the old pit, now a private residence.

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.

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

Ex Footballer John Burridge lived in the village as a child and he mentioned in his autobiography Budgie.[3]

Governance[edit]

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]

Listed building[edit]

There is one listed building in the parish, the house at No. 5 Middlegate. It is roughcast with a green slate roof, and has two storeys and three bays. The doorway has an architrave with a pediment, and the windows are sashes.[5]

References[edit]

  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.
  5. ^ Historic England, "No. 5 Middlegate, Great Cifton (1137782)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 January 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Great Clifton at Wikimedia Commons