Hayton & Mealo Parish Council
Hayton and Mealo Parish Council
Hayton is a village in the Borough of Allerdale, Cumbria but is registered under the Civil Parish of Hayton and Mealo. Located in Cumbria on a minor road between the B5300 and the A595, it is approximately 2 miles from the coast. Nearby settlements include the town of Aspatria and the villages of Prospect and Oughterside. A small tributary called Patten Beck runs across the village, through the grounds of Hayton Castle which is a Grade I Listed Building.
The village of Hayton is relatively small, and consists of about 89 households with a total population of 229 according to the 2001 UK Census. The village does not have a school but does have a church, a small family shop, a payphone, a bench and a postbox. There is no local bus service and the nearest train station is 2.2 miles away at Aspatria. The M6 motorway is 25 miles from the village just beyond the city of Carlisle.
The origins of the name lie in Saxon times; Hay meaning ‘animal feeding stalls ‘ and Ton translating into ‘house or farm’ which reflects the main focus of employment in the area in years past, agriculture.
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