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The Sportsman Inn, Laversdale - - 1726602.jpg
The Sportsman Inn public house, Laversdale
Laversdale is located in Cumbria
Laversdale shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY476624
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°57′14″N 2°49′05″W / 54.954°N 2.818°W / 54.954; -2.818Coordinates: 54°57′14″N 2°49′05″W / 54.954°N 2.818°W / 54.954; -2.818

Laversdale is a village in Cumbria, England, situated to the north of Carlisle Lake District Airport. One of its more distinctive buildings is a thatched tithe barn, now a private house. The manor of Laversdale traditionally lies within the parish and bailiwick of Irthington [1] in the Barony of Gilsland, and covers 3200 acres. It was held by the Earl of Carlisle until the 1980's.

A turf section of Hadrian's Wall passes through the old manor boundaries just to the south of the village. Milecastle 60 would have been placed here although its exact location is uncertain.[1] In 1851 a Roman altar was ploughed up near the likely spot. Dedicated to Cocidius, it was erected by the Sixth Legion.[2]

There are no shops or other amenities in Laversdale following the closure of the village pub (The Sportsman Inn). The parish church is St. Kentigern's, in Irthington.


  1. ^ Historic England, "Milecastle 60 (11606)", PastScape, retrieved 10 December 2013 
  2. ^ Historic England, "Monument No. 938872", PastScape, retrieved 10 December 2013