Murton, Cumbria

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Murton
Hilton - geograph.org.uk - 19141.jpg
Murton Pike
Murton is located in Cumbria
Murton
Murton
Murton shown within Cumbria
Population360 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY7221
Civil parish
  • Murton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAPPLEBY IN WESTMORLAND
Postcode districtCA16
Dialling code01768
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°35′24″N 2°24′40″W / 54.590°N 2.411°W / 54.590; -2.411Coordinates: 54°35′24″N 2°24′40″W / 54.590°N 2.411°W / 54.590; -2.411

Murton is a small village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 330,[1] increasing to 360 at the 2011 Census.[2] Settlements within the parish include the villages of Hilton, Langton, and Brackenber. The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is to the south-west.

Murton Pike, to the north, is 594 metres (1,949 ft) high and a triangulation point,[3] it is a south-westerly outlier of Murton Fell, which rises to over 670 metres (2,200 ft) at two points.[4] Parts of Murton Fell lie within the Army's Warcop Training Area.[5]

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Eden Retrieved 26 October 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  3. ^ Murton Pike 54°36′07″N 2°24′41″W / 54.602052°N 2.411299°W / 54.602052; -2.411299
  4. ^ Murton Fell 54°37′02″N 2°22′53″W / 54.617101°N 2.381473°W / 54.617101; -2.381473
  5. ^ Walking in the North Pennines , Paddy Dillon , 1991 , "Warcop Range Section" , pp.71–82 google books preview

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