Port Carlisle

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Port Carlisle
The Hope and Anchor, Port Carlisle - geograph.org.uk - 596551.jpg
The Hope and Anchor public house, Port Carlisle
Port Carlisle is located in Cumbria
Port Carlisle
Port Carlisle
Port Carlisle shown within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY241622
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWIGTON
Postcode districtCA7
Dialling code016973
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°56′53″N 3°11′10″W / 54.948°N 3.186°W / 54.948; -3.186Coordinates: 54°56′53″N 3°11′10″W / 54.948°N 3.186°W / 54.948; -3.186

Port Carlisle is a fishing village in Allerdale, Cumbria, England, one mile from Bowness-on-Solwaygrid reference NY241622.


Historically within Cumberland, its original name was Fisher's Cross, and the port was built in 1819. Four years later, a canal link was added to take goods to Carlisle Basin. The canal was closed in 1853 and Port Carlisle silted up.

The canal basin at Carlisle and parts of the canal were filled in by the Port Carlisle Railway Company who constructed a railway that started passenger services in 1854, discontinuing them two years later when the railway to Silloth opened. As a cheap alternative, a horse-drawn service was provided in 1856 between Drumburgh and Port Carlisle railway station for a number of years. In 1914 steam power was used and to try to avoid closure a steam railmotor called 'Flower of Yarrow' was built and this service to Port Carlisle railway station lasted until the branch was closed in 1932.[1]

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  1. ^ Port Carlisle Railway Retrieved : 2012-08-01

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