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Askerton, Cumberland

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCumberland 
Civil parishLanercost Abbey 
Poor Law unionBrampton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Askerton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.