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Population  235  (2001 census)
Region  North West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Cumbria
Dialling code  016973
UK parliament constituency  Penrith and The Border
OS grid reference  NY195585
Country  England
Post town  Wigton
District  Allerdale
Civil parish  Bowness-on-Solway
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Sonyas cottage in anthorn at sunset


Anthorn (pronounced /ˈænθɔːrn/ AN-thorn) is a village in Cumbria, England. It is situated on the south side of the Solway Firth, on the Wampool estuary, about thirteen miles west of Carlisle. It is the location of the Anthorn radio station, broadcasting specialised low frequency signals for timekeeping and navigation.

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Map of Anthorn, Wigton, UK

History

Originally no more than a cluster of cottages and small farms on the shore, the village increased in size and importance in 1942, when an existing First World War landing strip was developed as HMS Nuthatch, a Royal Naval Air Station. The station closed in 1958, leaving only its powerful transmitter, but the associated housing development, larger than the original village itself and about a kilometre to the east, remains.

References

Anthorn Wikipedia


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