Raughton Head

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Raughton Head
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All Saints Church, Raughton Head
Raughton Head is located in Cumbria
Raughton Head
Raughton Head
Raughton Head shown within Cumbria
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Dialling code016974
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54°48′00″N 2°58′01″W / 54.800°N 2.967°W / 54.800; -2.967Coordinates: 54°48′00″N 2°58′01″W / 54.800°N 2.967°W / 54.800; -2.967

Raughton Head is a hamlet in Cumbria, located 8 miles south of Carlisle.


The name Raughton Head is most likely derived from the Old English ragu–tūn, meaning "Farmstead where moss or lichen grows", with the later addition of hēafod, meaning "hill". It has been recorded as Ragton (1182) and Raughtonheved (1367).[1]


Raughton Head was previously located within Castle Sowerby civil parish. The hamlet's previous church was dedicated to St. Jude. The church's building date is unknown, but it was rebuilt in 1678 by Edward Rainbowe and then again in 1760.[2]


Raughton Head is primarily governed by Dalston civil parish. It is then governed by the City of Carlisle, and falls within the Carlisle constituency.


Raughton Head is located 8 miles south of Carlisle, near the B5299. It sits between two rivers, the River Caldew and the River Roe.

Places of worship[edit]

Raughton Head's only place of worship is All Saints Church, located within the Diocese of Carlisle. It was built in the 18th and 19th century, and is Grade II listed.[3]


Raughton Head's only school is Raughton Head CE Primary School.[4]


  1. ^ Mills, A. D.; Room, Adrian (2002). The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford University Press. p. 1166. ISBN 0198605617.
  2. ^ Nightingale, Benjamin (1911). The Ejected of 1662 in Cumberland and Westmorland: Their Predecessors and Successors. Manchester University Press. p. 502. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Raughton Head All Saints". The Diocese of Carlisle. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Raughton Head CE Primary School". Retrieved 17 October 2018.