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Cleator Town Information

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Locally known as’ Little Ireland’, Cleator expanded in tandem with the iron ore industry. In the mid-19th century it enjoyed the benefits of having a largely Irish workforce comprising immigrants escaping from the devastating potato famine. It lies on a former Roman road and its true origins can be traced back to at least the 12th century.

Cleator Church - Photo © John Holmes
Cleator Church - Photo: John Holmes CCL