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Grid reference: NY3630
Location: 54°39’47"N, 2°59’20"W
Population: 297  (2011)
Post town: Penrith
Postcode: CA11
Dialling code: 01768
Local Government
Council: Westmorland & Furness
Penrith and The Border

Mungrisdale is a small village in Cumberland, north-east of the Lake District proper and its fell country but within area in which fellwalkers congregate and far from lacking in its own delights. The name 'Mungrisdale' is also that of the valley in which the village sits.

The name of the dale, and hence the village, is from the Old Norse language: gris dalr means "Pig Valley", and the prefix refers to St Mungo, otherwise called Kentigern: a popular saint for dedications in the Middle Shires, from whom the parish church is named.

Mungrisdale is a popular starting point for ascents of the nearby hills, such as Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell.

The parish, including neighbouring hamlets, had a population of 297 recorded at the 2011 census. The village has no local amenities except for the church and a pub.

Parish church

The parish church is St Kentigern's Church, built in 1756. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Mungrisdale)


  1. National Heritage List 1137800: Church of St Kentigern, Mungrisdale