Plumpton, Cumbria

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St. John the Evangelist parish church, Plumpton
Plumpton is located in Cumbria
Plumpton shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY496372
Civil parish
Shire county
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
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54°43′38″N 2°46′55″W / 54.727316°N 2.781814°W / 54.727316; -2.781814Coordinates: 54°43′38″N 2°46′55″W / 54.727316°N 2.781814°W / 54.727316; -2.781814

Plumpton or Plumpton Wall is a small village about 4 miles (6 km) north of Penrith, Cumbria.

The village is made up of the former separate hamlets of Salkeld Gate and Brockleymoor and consists mainly of houses along a minor road connecting the A6 to the B5305 near Skelton and also a few houses and farms along the A6 itself.

Close by are the settlements of Plumpton Head, Plumpton Foot and Plumpton Street.

The earthwork remains of a substantial Roman fort can be seen at Castlesteads Farm, alongside the A6 road just north of the village. The fort was known in antiquity as Voreda. The A6 follows the course of the Roman road from Carlisle to Brougham.

The village has an Anglican church, (St. John's, primary school and a café and garden centre (the Pot Place), however the Post Office closed in 2016. During the daytimes on Mondays to Saturdays there is a half-hourly bus service to Penrith and Carlisle which has a reduced service in the evenings and on Sundays.

Plumpton (Cumbria) railway station was opened by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway on 17 December 1846. It lay on the West Coast Main Line but after ownership by the London and North Western Railway and the London Midland and Scottish Railway it was closed by British Railways on 31 May 1948 soon after nationalisation.

Plumpton is within the civil parish of Hesket but was from 1866 to 1934 a separate parish under the name of Plumpton Wall. Before that it was a chapelry or township of Lazonby parish.

The nearby areas of Plumpton Head, Plumpton Street and Plumpton Foot were not part of Plumpton parish but in Penrith or Hesket-in-the-Forest parishes.

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