Overview for Spencer Street, CARLISLE, CA1 1BP

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Carlisle is a cathedral city in the ceremonial county of Cumbria in England. It is the administrative centre of Cumberland Council which covers an area similar to the historic county of Cumberland.

Carlisle's early history is marked by the establishment of a Roman settlement to serve forts along Hadrian's Wall in Roman Britain. Due to its proximity to Scotland (being located 8 mi (13 km) south of the current Anglo-Scottish border), Carlisle Castle and the city became an important military stronghold in the Middle Ages. The castle served as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots in 1568 and currently hosts the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century, a priory was built and gained cathedral status with a diocese in 1133 (city status at the time meant the settlement became a city) while the county of Carliol was created and later renamed Cumberland.

In the 19th century, the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution began a process of socioeconomic transformation in Carlisle, which developed into a densely populated mill town. This, combined with its strategic position, allowed for the development of Carlisle as an important railway town, with seven railway companies sharing Carlisle railway station. Nicknamed the 'Great Border City', Carlisle today is a main cultural, commercial and industrial centre in the British borders. It is home to the main campuses of the University of Cumbria and a variety of museums and heritage centres.

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Summary for Spencer Street, CARLISLE, CA1 1BP

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Road Safety near CA1 1BP

Details of personal injury accidents in and around Spencer Street, CA1 1BP that have been reported to Cumbria Constabulary over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near CA1 1BP

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This area is policed by Cumbria Constabulary.

Cumbria Constabulary split their policing area into 33 separate neighbourhoods and this postcode is in the Carlisle Central neighbourhood.

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Carlisle Central Neighbourhood Crime

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Member of UK Parliament

This postcode is in the Carlisle parliamentary constituency.

Carlisle is a constituency in the North West region of England. The seat has been held by John Stevenson (Conservative) since May 2010.

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Most Recent House Sales for Spencer Street, CA1 1BP

No recorded house sales or transfers for this postcode.

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Local Petrol Station Prices

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Petrol Standard (E10)
Petrol Super (E5)

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Diesel Standard (B7)
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Coordinates for CA1 1BP

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Residents at CA1 1BP

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Sunrise and Sunset at CA1 1BP

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Traffic Emission and Congestion Zones

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Deprivation Index

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Companies Registered at CA1 1BP

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Postcode Details for CA1 1BP

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1 Jan 1980
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Large User Postcode

Recent Updates

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Road Safety Statistics updated for January - June 2023
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Police and Crime data updated for October 2023
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Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated October 2023
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Schools Data updated for November 2023
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Police and Crime data updated for September 2023

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