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Camerton is a small village and civil parish dating back at least to Medieval times situated about 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of Seaton in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The village is linked by road to Seaton, Great Broughton and Flimby, and there was a small footbridge over the river to Great Clifton however this was destroyed by the floods of November 2009. It has a population of 172.
Until 1952 Camerton had its own railway station; the station master's house is still there but it is now a private residence. The old railway line embankment can still be seen today, but unfortunately the old bridge supports/pier were washed away during the floods of 19–20 November 2009, there is no remains left of the bridge supports now. There are good walking opportunities in the area including the nearby Scaw Bank wood.
'Tūn' is Old English for 'homestead' 'village'. The first element in the name might be a personal name ("possibly 'Cāfmǣr') or else Welsh 'cym(m)er' 'confluence' that might refer to nearby stream and river, "but the phonology would offer difficulties, and the stream running into the Derwent is insignificant."  So, the name means perhaps 'the village of Cāfmǣr', or 'the village by the confluence of waters'.
St Peter's church
St Peter's church is located south-east of the village on a meander of the River Derwent. The church building partly dates from the mid-19th century, but "parts of the structure could be medieval, for instance, the transept arch with its step and chamfer."  The church contains the tomb of 'Black Tom', an old 'lord' of Camerton. According to local legend, Black Tom's ghost haunts the churchyard. Black Tom is also the name of the village pub.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Allerdale Retrieved 2009-11-23
- Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xxi. Part 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 281–82.
- Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2010). Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness. The buildings of England. New York; London: Yale University Press. pp. xx, 775, p.218–219. ISBN 9780300126631.
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