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Nicholforest Parish Council

Nicholforest is situated in Carlisle district in Cumbria, on the border with Scotland. The parish has a population of 370 spread across several small hamlets: Bushfield, Catlowdy, Kershopefoot, Penton, Scuggate, Stoneygate and Warwicksland. Our nearest shops are 7 miles away.

Local services include a Church, a pub and a village hall.

Parish Council

It is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1972. It operates in the area of a defined civil parish and is made up of councillors elected by the electors of the parish.

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Parish Church

Nicholforest is the most northerly Parish church in England. The Church is dedicated to St Nicholas. There is a small wooden bell turret with a spire. There are many stained glass windows, all by John Scott & son, with a five light East window depicting Christ the Good Shepherd flanked by the four Evangelists.

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A Brief History

Bulmer's History and Directory of Cumberland, 1901, tells us that "Nicol Forest Chapelry covers an area of 8,497 acres, and extends about 10 miles along the rivers Liddel and Kershope which separate it from Scotland."

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