Linstock, Cumbria

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Linstock village green - - 207719.jpg
Linstock village green
Linstock is located in Cumbria
Linstock shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY427584
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
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54°55′01″N 2°53′38″W / 54.917°N 2.894°W / 54.917; -2.894Coordinates: 54°55′01″N 2°53′38″W / 54.917°N 2.894°W / 54.917; -2.894

Linstock is a village in the civil parish of Stanwix Rural, in the Carlisle District, in the county of Cumbria, England. It is a few miles away from the city of Carlisle and near the River Eden. Circa 1870, it had a population of 205 as recorded in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.[1]

Nearby settlements[edit]

Nearby settlements include the commuter village of Houghton and the hamlets of Brunstock, Walby, Park Broom and Whiteclosegate.


For transport there is the B6264 road, the A689 road and the M6 motorway nearby, there is a bridge going over the M6 motorway called Linstock Bridge. There is also the Carlisle railway station a few miles away, which is on the Settle-Carlisle Line.


Linstock Castle, now a farmhouse, was formerly a tower house built in the 12th or early 13th century as a palace for the Bishops of Carlisle, with 17th-20th century additions and alterations. [2]

Half a mile to the west, beside the M6, Drawdykes Castle is a former pele tower, converted to a house with a Classical Revival facade in 1676.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Linstock, in Carlisle and Cumberland". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Linstock Castle". Pastscape. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  3. ^ "Drawdykes Castle". Retrieved 2011-03-08.

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