Great Strickland

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Great Strickland
Strickland Arms, Great Stricklands - geograph.org.uk - 175674.jpg
Strickland Arms
Great Strickland is located in Cumbria
Great Strickland
Great Strickland
Great Strickland shown within Cumbria
Population 370 (2011(including Little Strickland and Thrimby))[1]
OS grid reference NY5522
Civil parish
  • Great Strickland
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01931
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
CumbriaCoordinates: 54°35′56″N 2°40′55″W / 54.599°N 2.682°W / 54.599; -2.682

Great Strickland is a village and civil parish in the Eden Valley between the Cumbrian mountains in the west and the Pennines in the east. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) south east of Penrith, and is in the former county of Westmorland.[2]

The sandstone village church is dedicated to Saint Barnabas and was constructed in 1872. It has a bell turret.[2]

To the west of the village lies the River Leith, the West Coast Main Line and the M6 Motorway. To the south lies the small settlement of Little Strickland.

History[edit]

Main article: Strickland (surname)

The village gets it name from a Scandinavian term for pastureland around the 9th and 10th centuries.

In 1179, the local heiress Christian de Leteham married Walter de Castlecarrock and he changed his name to de Strikeland.[3]

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