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
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCA14
Dialling code01900
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
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]


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]


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]


  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