Pooley Bridge

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Pooley Bridge
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The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge
Grid reference: NY471244
Location: 54°36’43"N, 2°49’14"W
Post town: Penrith
Postcode: CA10
Dialling code: 017684
Local Government
Penrith and the Border

Pooley Bridge is a village in northern Westmorland close to the border with Cumberland. It takes its name from the bridge over the River Eamont at the northern end of Ullswater which here forms the county boundary. There is a pier from which ferries (known as the Ullswater 'Steamers') provide connections to Glenridding and Howtown. Pooley Bridge was formerly known as Pooley or Pool How meaning the hill by the pool or stream. The name Pool How was derived from the Old English word pollr plus the Old Norse haugr meaning hill or mound.[1]

Pooley is mostly situated in the civil parish of Barton, of which it is the main settlement. The few houses on the northern or Cumberland side of the bridge are in Dacre parish.[2] The village is popular with tourists, especially during the summer, and has several hotels, guest houses and camping sites.


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