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Warcop is located in Cumbria
 Warcop shown within Cumbria
Population 532 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NY7214
Civil parish Warcop
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA16
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and the Border
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Coordinates: 54°31′30″N 2°25′36″W / 54.52499°N 2.42677°W / 54.52499; -2.42677

Warcop is a pretty village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. It is near the A66 road and is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Kirkby Stephen and about 5 miles south of Appleby in Westmorland. The local Church of England parish is St Columba's Church, Warcop, which is a Norman church and is built on the site of a Roman marching camp. It holds an annual "Rushbearing Festival" each year in late June. Warcop can boast the oldest usable bridge over the river Eden, which dates from the 14th century or earlier.

The village has houses that date from at least the 15th century - Warcop Tower c. 1400 or before and Warcop Hall c. 1500, other houses date from the 17th or 18th century to the present day.

Warcop had its own railway station, Warcop railway station from 1862, which closed in 1962. The station yard (the station house is a private residence) has now reopened as part of the Eden Valley Railway,

The Ministry of Defence operates the Warcop Training Area in the country and fell to the North West of Warcop, providing tank and infantry training.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to Murton with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 1,352.[2]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ward population 2015". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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