Harker, Cumbria

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Geese at Harker
Harker is located in Cumbria
Harker shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY395607
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA6
Dialling code 01228
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°56′17″N 2°56′38″W / 54.938°N 2.944°W / 54.938; -2.944Coordinates: 54°56′17″N 2°56′38″W / 54.938°N 2.944°W / 54.938; -2.944

Harker is a settlement in the parish of Rockcliffe, in the City of Carlisle district, in the county of Cumbria, England. Harker is located along the A7 road[1] on the Solway Plain. Harker is situated approximately two miles north of the course of Hadrian's Wall.

From 1862, Harker was served by a railway station, sited on the Waverley route that linked Carlisle and Edinburgh. The station was closed to passengers in 1929. It reopened (unstaffed) in 1936 to serve Carlisle airfield and remained intermittently in use, serving local RAF airfield and Maintenance Unit 14MU operations, as well as the local community, until the closure of the line in 1969.

Harker is also associated with the Surname Harker.[2]

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  1. ^ Philip's Motorist's Atlas: 2004, Octopus Publishing Group, London, England
  2. ^ http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?view=1&surname=harker