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Burgh by Sands is a village and civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England, situated near the Solway Firth. The parish includes the village of Burgh by Sands along with Longburgh, Dykesfield, Boulstead Hill, Moorhouse and Thurstonfield. In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ... The City of Carlisle is a local government district with city status in Cumbria, in North West England. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Map of Solway Firth. ... Moorhouse Moorhouse, viewed from London Wall Moorhouse, viewed from Finsbury Circus Moorhouse is a large office building in the City of London. ...

According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,143. The village is about 6 miles west of Carlisle. Map sources for Carlisle at grid reference NY3955 This article is about the English city. ...

External links

  • Burgh by Sands Parish Council

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GENUKI: Burgh by Sands, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (627 words)
Burgh is the head of a barony which belonged to De Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas-à-Becket, and was given by him as an endowment to the abbey of Holme-Cultram.
"BOUSTEAD HILL, a township in the parish of Burgh by Sands, Cumberland ward, in the county of Cumberland, 7 miles to the W. of Carlisle.
"DYKESFIELD, a village in the township of Longburgh and parish of Burgh by Sands, in the county of Cumberland, 6 miles N.W. of Carlisle."
Hidden Britain: Discover The Hidden Corners of Britain (774 words)
In 1307 King Edward I journeyed north aiming to impose his authority on the Scots, but it was not to be, the King dying on Burgh Marsh where there is now a monument to mark his campaign and fall.
This is an extremely fine example of a fortified church, one of the best still remaining in England, where the tower provided refuge for the villagers during the bloody Reiver border raids.
Solway turf from Burgh Marsh, which was prized for its quality, was once used in many prestigious locations, including Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon.
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