Houghton, Cumbria

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Houghton
Houghton village green - geograph.org.uk - 248391.jpg
Houghton village green
Houghton is located in the City of Carlisle district
Houghton
Houghton
Location in the City of Carlisle district, Cumbria
Houghton is located in Cumbria
Houghton
Houghton
Location within Cumbria
Area0.378 km2 (0.146 sq mi)
Population1,168 (2018 estimate)
• Density3,090/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNY407593
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyCumberland
Post townCARLISLE
Postcode districtCA3
Dialling code01228
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°55′30″N 2°55′26″W / 54.925°N 2.924°W / 54.925; -2.924Coordinates: 54°55′30″N 2°55′26″W / 54.925°N 2.924°W / 54.925; -2.924

Houghton is a commuter village to the north of Carlisle within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. It has a sub post office/grocers shop; Restaurant ; hairdressers; a village hall, a school for Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils and a St. John's church. It is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Stanwix Rural. Hadrian's Wall runs past the village to the south along past Whiteclosegate. In 2018 it had an estimated population of 1168.[1] In the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 the township had a population of 369.[2]

A large garden centre has opened in the grounds of Houghton Hall,[3] a grade II listed structure.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houghton". City Population De. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  2. ^ "History of Houghton, in Carlisle and Cumberland". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  3. ^ Donald, Caroline. "The new garden at Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk," The Times (London). 11 May 2008.

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