Askerton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 55°03′N 2°42′W / 55.05°N 2.7°W / 55.05; -2.7

Askerton Castle

Askerton is a civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 162 according to the 2001 census. It includes various hamlets including Kirkcambeck and Shopford. It also covers Side Fell and Askerton Castle.

The parish was originally a township of Lanercost parish.

Etymology[edit]

The name probably means 'Ásgeirr's tūn.' [1]'Ásgeirr' is a Scandinavian personal name, while tūn is Old English for 'farmstead, estate' or, if the place prospered, 'village'. So, 'the estate of Ásgeirr'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950–52). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xx. Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 55. 

External links[edit]