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Highlaws

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OS grid reference  NY141497
Country  England
Post town  WIGTON
Shire county  Cumbria
Dialling code  016973
UK parliament constituency  Workington
Region  North West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  CA7
District  Allerdale
Civil parish  Abbeytown
Highlaws

Highlaws is a hamlet in the civil parish of Holme Abbey in Cumbria, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately two-and-a-quarter miles south-west of Abbeytown, one-and-a-half miles east of Pelutho, and one mile to the north of Aldoth. Other nearby settlements include Mawbray, four-and-a-quarter miles to the south-west, Blitterlees, three miles to the north-west, and Blackdyke, two-and-a-quarter miles due north. Carlisle, Cumbria's county town, is located twenty miles to the north-east.

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Map of Highlaws, Wigton, UK

History and etymology

The name of Highlaws comes from the Old English hēah-hlāw, meaning "high mounds". In the past, variant spellings included Heelawes, Hielawes, Highlows, Hielows, and Hylaws.

The hamlet appears in a survey of Holm Cultram dating back to the year 1538, during the reign of Henry VIII. There were at least thirteen families resident in Highlaws at that time.

References

Highlaws Wikipedia


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