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Rockcliffe is a village and civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. Part of the parish is a  marshy peninsula between the mouths of the rivers Esk and Eden. The parish includes the settlements of Rockcliffe, Rockcliffe Cross, Floristonrigg, Todhills, Low Harker and Harker.
Rockcliffe formerly had
a railway station, on the Caledonian Railway Main Line, that closed in 1965. Another station was located nearby at Floriston that closed in 1950.
Place-name meaning [ edit ]
Rockcliffe does not mean 'cliff by rocks' or 'rocky cliff' as many might think. The name means 'red cliff', implying a
sandstone cliff-face. The name is from Old Norse rauðr meaning "red" and Old English clif for " cliff", similar to Radcliffe in Greater Manchester.
Governance [ edit ]
Rockcliffe is the largest parish in the
electoral ward of Longtown & Rockcliffe. The ward covers the two parishes and the area in between. The total ward population at the 2011 Census was 4,123. 
Population of Rockcliffe Parish through time
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