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The Salutation Inn, High Hesket
|Hesket shown within Cumbria|
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Villages in the parish
Within the parish are the villages and hamlets of High Hesket, Old Town, Low Hesket, Aiketgate, Armathwaite, Plumpton, Plumpton Street, Plumpton Foot, Ivegill (part), Calthwaite, Petteril Green, Southwaite, Morton and Thiefside. (The settlement of Plumpton Head is within the neighbouring civil parish of Penrith.) There are primary schools at Plumpton, Calthwaite, Armathwaite, Ivegill and High Hesket, and roughly halfway between High and Low Hesket is a doctor's surgery.
The Settle and Carlisle Railway runs through the parish with a station at Armathwaite. The West Coast Main Line also runs through the parish at one time there were stations on this line at Plumpton, Southwaite and Calthwaite. The M6 motorway and the A6 road run parallel to each other through the parish with a motorway service area at Southwaite. There is also a bus route which runs through the village of Low Hesket and High Hesket, it is ran by stagecoach and runs from Carlisle-Penrith
Places of interest
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 86 Haltwhistle & Brampton (Bewcastle & Alston) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231661.
- "Ward population 2011. Governance section added". Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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