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Hesket Newmarket, Cumberland

Historical Description

Hesket Newmarket, a village in Caldbeck parish, Cumberland, on the river Caldew, 7¼ miles NNW of Pendruddock, and 9 SE of Wigton station on the Maryport and Carlisle railway. It has a post office under Wigton; money order office, Caldbeck; telegraph office, Wigton. It stands amid picturesque and romantic scenery, with rocks containing much lead ore and some copper, molybdena, and manganese. A market was formerly held, but has been discontinued. Fairs for cattle are held on the first Friday in May and every alternate Friday till Whitsuntide, also on the first Thursday in Aug. and Oct. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a meeting-house for the Society of Friends.

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 parishCaldbeck 
Poor Law unionWigton 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hesket Newmarket from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hesket Newmarket are available from a number of sites:

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA7
Post TownWigton