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Keswick

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Statistics
Population: 4,281
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for NY270233
Administration
District: Allerdale
County: Cumbria
Region: North West England
Nation: England
Other
Police force: Cumbria Constabulary
Ceremonial county: Cumbria
Historic county: Cumberland
Post office and telephone
Post town: KESWICK
Postal district: CA12
Dialling code: 017687
Politics
UK Parliament: Workington
European Parliament: North West England
England
The Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick.

Keswick (pronounced KEZZ-ick) is a market town in the Lake District National Park, in northern England. The town is situated just north of Derwent Water, one of the Lake District's most picturesque lakes, and a short distance from Bassenthwaite Lake. It is on the A66 road linking Workington and Penrith, and has a population of about 5,000 (500 more than in 1901). The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... Allerdale is a local government district and borough in Cumbria, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... The BOGUS regions, also known as BOGUS FASCIST SCOTTISH Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... North West England is one of the regions of England. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (collectively, but also as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole), or the nations of the British Isles (traditionally... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country of England into around 40 regions. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Workington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... North West England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1700x1275, 867 KB)Personal photograph taken by Mick Knapton on 28th October 2001 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1700x1275, 867 KB)Personal photograph taken by Mick Knapton on 28th October 2001 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Crinkle Crags as seen from the adjoining fell of Cold Pike. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001... A view of Derwent Water in the English Lake District Derwent Water (alternative spelling, Derwentwater) is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park in the north of England. ... Bassenthwaite Lake is located in the Lake District in England. ... The A66 is a major road in England. ... Map sources for Workington at grid reference NX998288 Workington is a town on the west coast of Cumbria, England at the mouth of the River Derwent. ... Error creating thumbnail: convert: Corrupt image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/2/28/Penrith_-_Cumbria_dot. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The town is recorded in the 13th century as Cese-wic, indicating that it acted as a market for cheese. During the 16th century, small scale mining took place here, and it was the source of the world's first graphite pencils. The pencil industry remains today, including the Cumberland Pencil Museum and the world's largest pencil. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Cheese is a food made from the curdled milk of cows, goats, sheep, or other mammals. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... Graphite (named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, from the Greek γραφειν: to draw/write, for its use in pencils) is one of the allotropes of carbon. ... It has been suggested that pencil lead be merged into this article or section. ...


Keswick was granted a charter to be a market town in 1276 by Edward I, the market is held every Saturday in the pedestrianised main street in the middle of the town. The marketplace features the interesting Moot Hall which used to act as the town hall but is now the local tourist information office. A Moot hall is meeting or assembly place, traditionally to decide local issues. ...


Today, the majority of Keswick's businesses are tourism related, providing accommodation and facilities for the tens of thousands of people visiting the area each year.


Many visitors to Keswick come for the town's annual film festival that in 2006 attracted almost 3,000 paying customers.


It is administered by Keswick Town Council and Allerdale Borough Council. Though previous to 1974 the town had been an urban district in its own right and was entirely surrounded by the Cockermouth Rural District. Allerdale is a local government district and borough in Cumbria, England. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Cockermouth was a rural district in Cumberland, England from 1894 to 1974. ...


It is also known for an annual Christian Convention (called the Keswick Convention) that has been running since 1875 and now covers three weeks towards the end of summer. Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on Jesus of Nazareth, known by Christians as Jesus Christ, and New Testament accounts of his life and teachings. ... Convention has at least two very distinct but related meanings. ... The Keswick Convention is an important gathering of evangelical Christians in Keswick, in the English county of Cumbria. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In the Christian sphere Keswick is also the home to Castlerigg Manor, a leading Catholic residential youth centre. The centre is in the Manor house from which much of the local land was owned in the 19th century. The Manor from the front Castlerigg Manor is a Catholic Residential Youth Centre - also often referred to as Catholic Youth Retreat Centres - in Keswick, Cumrbia, in the north of Englands Lake District National Park. ...


The town is home to the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum. A motor vehicle museum featuring celebrity cars from television and film. The Cars of the Stars Motor Museum is located in Keswick, northern England and features a collection of celebrity television and film vehicles. ...


The town used to be linked to Cockermouth and Penrith via the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway which closed in 1972. There is a project to reopen the railway see: http://www.ckp-railways.co.uk Cockermouth is a town in Cumbria, England, where the River Cocker flows into the River Derwent. ... Error creating thumbnail: convert: Corrupt image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/2/28/Penrith_-_Cumbria_dot. ... The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway (CK&PR) was incorporated by Act of Parliament on 1 August 1861, for a line connecting the town of Cockermouth with the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) West Coast Main Line at Penrith. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ...


Samuel Taylor Coleridge settled here with his family in 1800 and visited/collaborated with William Wordsworth in nearby Grasmere by frequently walking back and forth between the towns. This page is about the nineteenth century English poet. ... William Wordsworth, English poet William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. ... Grasmere village and lake as seen from the fell of Stone Arthur This article is about the village in the UK. For the neighborhood in Staten Island, New York, USA, see Grasmere, Staten Island. ...


Keswick was the first place in Great Britain where police used riot gear. The equipment was on trial in Manchester when there was a disturbance on the council estate in Keswick, in which a police car was turned over. Help was summoned, and the Manchester police force arrived in full riot gear, thus giving Keswick this footnote in police history. Riot control are the measures to control a riot or to break up an unwanted demonstration (usually of protestors). ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ...


On January 11, 2005, Keswick was granted Fairtrade Town status. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. ...


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