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Belltower, Kirkoswald.jpg
The belltower, built on the hill above the church so that villagers could hear the bells
Kirkoswald is located in Cumbria
Population 901 (2011)
OS grid reference NY355541
Civil parish
  • Kirkoswald
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Penrith and The Border
List of places
54°45′55″N 2°41′37″W / 54.765183°N 2.693673°W / 54.765183; -2.693673
St Oswalds Church, Kirkoswald
St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, looking south-west

Kirkoswald is a village, civil parish, and former market town located in the Lower Eden Valley of Cumbria, England, formerly in Cumberland, about 9 miles (14 km) from Penrith. The village, referred to colloquially as KO, had a population of 870 at the 2001 census, which rose to 901 at the 2011 Census.

Notable people

  • Timothy Brown (1743/1744–1820), radical, banker, and merchant, was born in Kirkoswald
  • Maria Fetherstonhaugh (1847–1918), a novelist who also used the name Minna Carleton, was married at Kirkoswald in 1865 to Timothy Fetherstonhaugh, once a captain of the 13th Hussars.
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