Great Orton

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Great Orton
St Giles Great Orton Geograph-1794223-by-John-Lord.jpg
St. Giles' Church, Great Orton
Great Orton is located in Cumbria
Great Orton
Great Orton
Great Orton shown within Cumbria
Population 453 (2011)
OS grid reference NY328542
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA5
Dialling code 01228
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°52′41″N 3°02′49″W / 54.878°N 3.047°W / 54.878; -3.047Coordinates: 54°52′41″N 3°02′49″W / 54.878°N 3.047°W / 54.878; -3.047

Great Orton is a village in the parish of Orton, in the City of Carlisle district of the English county of Cumbria. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 453.[1] Historically, the village is part of Cumberland.


Great Orton is close to England's border with Scotland. The English city of Carlisle lies about five miles to the east, whereas the Scottish town of Gretna lies just eight miles to the north..


Great Orton has a primary school with nursery, a pub (the Wellington), a church (St Giles), a village hall and a butcher's shop (R J Mulholland). The village hall is available to hire and you can find more information at

Nearby settlements[edit]

Nearby settlements include the city of Carlisle, the villages of Thursby, Little Orton, Kirkbampton, Thurstonfield, Moorhouse, Wiggonby and the hamlet of Orton Rigg.


For transport there is the B5307 road, the A595 road and the A596 road. There is also Carlisle railway station about six miles away.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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