- Dalston, Cumbria
Dalston shown within Cumbria
Population 2,578 OS grid reference - London 261 mi (420 km) SSE District Carlisle Shire county Cumbria Region North West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town CARLISLE Postcode district CA1-CA6 Dialling code 01228 Police Cumbria Fire Cumbria Ambulance North West EU Parliament North West England UK Parliament Carlisle List of places: UK • England • Cumbria
Dalston is a large village and civil parish within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. It is situated on the B5299 road about four miles (6 km) south-south-west of Carlisle city centre, and approximately five miles (8 km) from Junction 42 of the M6 motorway.
The village has a population of around 2500, and serves as a key service centre for a much wider rural area. At the centre is The Square, which is, in fact, not square. It is dominated by St Michael's and All Angels Church. Most of the shops are located in and around The Square. To the northwest of the centre of the village is the Barras Lane business estate which is home to numerous businesses.
The village is on the River Caldew and is served by the Dalston railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line. There are two popular schools in Dalston, St. Michaels Primary School and Caldew Secondary School which has over a thousand pupils. There is also a Nestlé factory producing powdered milk, a BP fuel depot and a factory producing specialist materials called Cowens.
Rose Castle, home to the Bishop of Carlisle for many centuries is within the Parish of Dalston 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Dalston itself. The Architects Anthony Salvin and Thomas Rickman were responsible for the alterations which took place in the 19th Century
Dalston Hall is a very ancient House dating from the 15th Century. It is now a Country House Hotel.
Ceremonial county of Cumbria Cumbria Portal Boroughs or districts Major settlementsAlston • Ambleside • Appleby-in-Westmorland • Aspatria • Barrow-in-Furness • Bowness-on-Windermere • Brampton • Broughton-in-Furness • Carlisle • Cleator Moor • Cockermouth • Dalton-in-Furness • Egremont • Grange-over-Sands • Harrington • Kendal • Keswick • Kirkby Lonsdale • Kirkby Stephen • Longtown • Maryport • Millom • Penrith • Sedbergh • Silloth • Ulverston • Whitehaven • Wigton • Windermere • Workington
See also: List of civil parishes in Cumbria
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