Askerton, a township in Lanercost parish, Cumberland, on an affluent of the river Irthing, 6 miles NNE of Brampton. Area, 11,302 acres; population, 291. Berethen Castle here was built by the Dacres, who derived their name from the exploits of one of their ancestors at the siege of Acre under Richard Coeur de Lion, and was, at one time, garrisoned for the Crown against the Scots.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Lanercost Abbey|
|Poor Law union||Brampton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Askerton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Askerton)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.