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The Harbour Hotel, Haverigg - geograph.org.uk - 250213.jpg
The Harbour Hotel, Haverigg
Haverigg is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
Population1,841 (2011.Ward)
OS grid referenceSD160787
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMillom
Postcode districtLA18
Dialling code01229
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°11′50″N 3°17′21″W / 54.19715°N 3.28906°W / 54.19715; -3.28906Coordinates: 54°11′50″N 3°17′21″W / 54.19715°N 3.28906°W / 54.19715; -3.28906

Haverigg is a village on the south-west coast of Cumbria, England, historically part of the county of Cumberland. In 2001 it had a population of 1,791 in 548 households,[1] increasing in 2011 to a population of 1,849 in 549 Households.[2]

The name Haverigg derives from the Old Norse and can be translated as "the hill where oats are grown".[3]

Haverigg is at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and other wildlife. Haverigg has an extensive, quiet Blue Flag beach. There is also access to a seawall with a lighthouse which protects Hodbarrow Lagoon, part of Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve.

Haverigg is 31.9 miles (51.3 km) to the south of Whitehaven, 24.4 miles (39.3 km) to the north of Barrow-in-Furness (by road via the estuary) and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to the west of Millom.

An independent lifeboat station, Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team, has been based in the village since 1973 assisting those in difficulty around the Duddon coastline.[4]


Haverigg is in the parliamentary constituency of Copeland, Trudy Harrison is the Member of Parliament.

For Local Government purposes it is in the Black Combe + Scafell Ward of the Borough of Copeland and the Millom Without Ward of Cumbria County Council.

The village does not have its own Parish Council; instead the Haverigg Ward is governed by Millom Town Council. [5]

Haverigg Prison[edit]

The village is home to the Category C Haverigg Prison,[6] a low security prison for males from all over the North of England.



  1. ^ "Haverigg (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Millom ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ A.D.Mills (2003). Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names. Oxford University Press. p. 232. ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9.
  4. ^ "Haverigg Inshore Rescue". Haverigg Inshore Rescue. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Millom Town Council".
  6. ^ "Haverigg Prison".

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