Knock, Cumbria

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Road junction at the western end of Knock village (geograph 4573723).jpg
Road junction at the western end of Knock village, with Knock Pike visible behind.
Knock is located in Cumbria
Knock shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY679270
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA16
Dialling code 017683
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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54°38′13″N 2°29′46″W / 54.637°N 2.496°W / 54.637; -2.496Coordinates: 54°38′13″N 2°29′46″W / 54.637°N 2.496°W / 54.637; -2.496

Knock is a small village in the Eden district of Cumbria, England, northwest of the larger village of Dufton. It lies midway between Cross Fell to the north and the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland to the south.[1][2]

The place-name 'Knock' is first attested in a Yorkshire charter from between 1150 and 1162, where it appears as Chonoc-salchild. It appears as Knok in an Inquisition post mortem of 1323. The name means 'hillock', from the Old Irish cnocc or Irish cnoc: the nearby Knock Pike is 1,306 feet high.[3] It can be seen in the photo to the right.

Knock once had a Methodist chapel, but that was closed and the chapel at Dufton was renamed "Dufton with Knock Methodist Church". The former chapel in Knock was gutted in a fatal fire in April 2018.[4]

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  1. ^ Knock,Cumbria UK Villages entry for Knock
  2. ^ The Cumbria Directory entry for Knock
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.282.
  4. ^ BBC Look North, 2.4.18