Reagill

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Reagill
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Reagill
Reagill is located in Cumbria
Reagill
Reagill
Reagill shown within Cumbria
Population 55 
OS grid reference NY602174
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01931
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°33′04″N 2°36′50″W / 54.551°N 2.614°W / 54.551; -2.614Coordinates: 54°33′04″N 2°36′50″W / 54.551°N 2.614°W / 54.551; -2.614

Reagill is an isolated hamlet in the parish of Crosby Ravensworth, in the Eden District, in the English county of Cumbria, England. It is a few miles away from the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. There is also the village of Sleagill nearby.

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The oldest building in the village is Reagill Grange, of which construction commenced in the 17th Century. The Grange is a typical example of 17th-18th century English rural architecture, weatherproofed simply with lime based render, and consisting of several wings all of different ages. It is still the principal building in the village, a family home as well as being a venue for gatherings of the villagers.

Reagill was the home of artist and sculptor Thomas Bland in the 18th century. Bland was well known at the time for his eccentric nature. His work is abundant in the local area, most notably his image garden in the centre of the village, which contains a wealth of carvings, and a carving of Queen Victoria at the nearby Shap Wells Hotel.

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