Houghton, Cumbria

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Houghton village green - geograph.org.uk - 248391.jpg
Houghton village green
Houghton is located in Cumbria
Houghton shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY407593
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA3
Dialling code 01228
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°55′30″N 2°55′26″W / 54.925°N 2.924°W / 54.925; -2.924Coordinates: 54°55′30″N 2°55′26″W / 54.925°N 2.924°W / 54.925; -2.924

Houghton is a commuter village to the north of Carlisle within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. It has a sub post office/grocers shop; equestrian shop; hairdressers; a village hall, a school for Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils and a St. John's church. It is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Stanwix Rural. Hadrian's Wall runs past the village to the south along past Whiteclosegate.

A large garden centre has opened in the grounds of Houghton Hall,[1] a grade II listed structure.

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  1. ^ Donald, Caroline. "The new garden at Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk," The Times (London). May 11, 2008.

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