Dalston, Cumbria


Dalston, Cumbria

Coordinates: 54°53′28″N 2°56′38″W / 54.8910°N 2.9439°W / 54.8910; -2.9439

Dalston
Dalston
Dalston is located in Cumbria
Dalston

 Dalston shown within Cumbria
Population 2,578 
OS grid reference NY395555
    - 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.

Dalston was the birthplace of sculptor Musgrave Watson (born in 1804) and the translator Georgiana Harcourt who was born three years later.

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.

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