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
Location within Cumbria
Population483 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY4322
Civil parish
  • Matterdale
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA11
Dialling code01768
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
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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