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The Clifton Community

The Parish of Clifton lies 2.5 miles south of Penrith in Cumbria on the A6. The parish consists of Clifton Village which hugs the main A6 road for about three quarters of a mile and Clifton Dykes which is a hamlet on the Cliburn Road together with some surrounding farms The parish is situated near to the Eden Valley, with wonderful views of the Pennines to the east and the Lakeland Fells dominated by Blencathra to the west. Clifton was the site of a battlefield on 18 December 1745, the last time two armies clashed on English soil. It was here that the Duke of Cumberland’s army caught up with Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highlanders on their retreat from Derby. The battle lasted around half an hour and about a dozen men were killed on each side. The ‘45 Jacobite uprising ended with the “Battle of Culloden†four months later

The area covered by Clifton Community Council as the area known as the parished area covers 7.14 square kilometers.

The village of Clifton has the A6 running thorugh the village ewith the West coast mainline to the east and the M6 motorway to the west of the village.

Clifton has a village Church St Cuthberts and the Clifton Primary school located in the center of Clifton along with a playpark and sports area for children and a new community pocket park, an outdoor community space created to the south of the village on valley road.

Plans to build a new community hub in Clifton are underway alogside the development of a Neighbourhood Plan.