Haverigg

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Haverigg
Cumberland
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The Harbour Hotel, Haverigg
Location
Grid reference: SD160787
Location: 54°11’50"N, 3°17’21"W
Data
Population: 1,841  (2011)
Post town: Millom
Postcode: LA18
Dialling code: 01229
Local Government
Council: Copeland
Parliamentary
constituency:
Copeland

Haverigg, a village on the south-west coast of Cumberland, in the very south of the county close Millom, In 2011 it had a recorded population of 1,849 in 549 households.

The name Haverigg is derived from Old Norse, and can be translated as ‘the hill where oats are grown'.

Haverigg is at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and other wildlife. Haverigg has an extensive, quiet Blue Flag beach. There is also access to a seawall with a lighthouse which protects Hodbarrow Lagoon, part of Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve.

The village is also home to Haverigg Prison, a low security prison for male prisoners.

An independent lifeboat station, Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team, has been based in the village since 1973 assisting those in difficulty around the Duddon coastline.[1]

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References

  1. "Haverigg Inshore Rescue". Haverigg Inshore Rescue. http://haverigginshore.org.uk/about.html. Retrieved 6 November 2013.