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River Petteril at Southwaite - - 188551.jpg
River Petteril at Southwaite
Southwaite is located in Cumbria
Southwaite shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY449451
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA4
Dialling code 016974
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°47′53″N 2°51′25″W / 54.798°N 2.857°W / 54.798; -2.857Coordinates: 54°47′53″N 2°51′25″W / 54.798°N 2.857°W / 54.798; -2.857

Southwaite is a small village in the parish of Hesket, in the Eden District, in the English county of Cumbria.


It is located on a minor road about a mile and a half away from the A6 road and about a mile away from the M6 motorway which can be accessed from Southwaite services, which has been named after the village. It has the west coast main line going through the middle of it and the River Petteril nearby. It once had a railway station called Southwaite railway station but it was closed in 1952. Historically it was within Inglewood Forest.[1]

Nearby settlements[edit]

Nearby settlements include the villages of Ivegill, Low Hesket, High Hesket and the hamlet of Mellguards.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pembroke, Suzanna (December 2005). Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Thackwood Landfill Site, Southwaite, Carlisle (PDF). AOC Archaeology Group. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 

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