Matterdale

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Matterdale
Sheep on Little Mell Fell - geograph.org.uk - 1075422.jpg
Sheep on Little Mell Fell
Matterdale is located in Cumbria
Matterdale
Matterdale
Matterdale shown within Cumbria
Population 483 (2011)
OS grid reference NY4322
Civil parish
  • Matterdale
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA11
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°35′53″N 2°52′55″W / 54.598°N 2.882°W / 54.598; -2.882Coordinates: 54°35′53″N 2°52′55″W / 54.598°N 2.882°W / 54.598; -2.882

Matterdale is a civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 526,[1] reducing to 483 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It is the setting for James Rebank's 2015 autobiographical book The Shepherd's Life.

Etymology[edit]

Matterdale "is probably 'the valley where bedstraw grows' from ON 'maðra' (the cognate of OE 'mæddre') and ON 'dalr'..." [3] (ON=Old Norse; OE=Old English).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Eden Retrieved 26 October 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Whaley, Diana (2006). A dictionary of Lake District place-names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society. pp. lx,423 p.231. ISBN 0904889726. 

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