Ulpha

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Ulpha
St Johns Church Ulpha - geograph.org.uk - 84193.jpg
St. Johns Church, Ulpha
Ulpha is located in Cumbria
Ulpha
Ulpha
Ulpha shown within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD198935
Civil parish
  • Ulpha
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS
Postcode districtLA20
Dialling code01229
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
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UK
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Cumbria
54°19′52″N 3°13′59″W / 54.331°N 3.233°W / 54.331; -3.233Coordinates: 54°19′52″N 3°13′59″W / 54.331°N 3.233°W / 54.331; -3.233

Ulpha is a small village and civil parish in the Duddon Valley in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Historically in Cumberland, it forms part of the Borough of Copeland. At Ulpha a road leaves the Duddon Valley to cross Birker Fell to the valley of Eskdale. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 159,[1] reducing at the 2011 Census to 128.[2]

The name Ulpha is believed to have originated with the meaning of 'hill frequented by wolves'. The name was derived from the Old Norse words ulfr meaning wolves and haugr meaning hill.[3]

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  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Ulpha CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ A Dictionary of British Place-Names (A. D. Mills. Oxford University Press. 2003)

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