Aikton

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Aikton
Aikton is located in Cumbria
Aikton
Aikton
 Aikton shown within Cumbria
Civil parish Aikton
District Allerdale
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA7
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Workington
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria

Coordinates: 54°52′14″N 3°07′55″W / 54.870518°N 3.131977°W / 54.870518; -3.131977

St. Andrew's, Aikton

Aikton is a small village in the north of the English county of Cumbria. There is a pub, phonebox and postbox; but no shops.

The local church, St Andrew's, is over 900 years old, and is one of the oldest in the region. Pevsner says that it has a "solid C12 w[est] front" and gives details of Norman and Early English Period work on the church."[1][2]

Many houses in Aikton have views of the Lake District. The surrounding area is almost entirely farmland, containing cows usually. The nearest town is Wigton, and the nearest city is Carlisle. Aikton is located approximately 15 Kilometres, approximately 9.3 miles, south of the Scottish border.

The village pub, the 'Aikton Inn', was constructed in the 18th century and is also used as a Bed and Breakfast facility.

Etymology[edit]

'Aikton' "is OScand[inavian] 'eiki-tūn' or 'eik-tūn', 'oak tūn'.[3] So, the meaning is probably 'oak-tree hamlet'. ('OScand' is most likely to be Old Norse).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2010). Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness. The buildings of England. New Haven; London: Yale University Press. pp. xx, 775 p.90. ISBN 9780300126631. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Andrew, Aikton (1327139)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950–52). The place-names of Cumberland. Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 119. 

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