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Grid reference: NY748155
Location: 54°32’5"N, 2°23’25"W
Population: 532  (2011)
Post town: Appleby In Westmorland
Postcode: CA16
Dialling code: 01768
Local Government
Council: Westmorland & Furness
Penrith and The Border

Warcop is a small village in Westmorland, near the A66 road, five miles north of Kirkby Stephen and about five miles south of the county town, Appleby.

The parish church (Church of England) is St Columba's, which is a Norman church built on the site of a Roman marching camp. It holds an annual "Rushbearing Festival" each year in late June.

Warcop can boast the oldest usable bridge over the river Eden, which dates from the 14th century or earlier.

The village has houses that date from at least the 15th century: Warcop Tower, c. 1400 or before; and Warcop Hall, c. 1500. Other houses date from the 17th or 18th century to the present day.

Warcop had its own railway station, Warcop railway station from 1862, which closed in 1962. The station yard (the station house is a private residence) has now reopened as part of the Eden Valley Railway,

The Ministry of Defence operates the Warcop Training Area in the country and fell to the north-west of Warcop, providing tank and infantry training.

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