Docker, Cumbria

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Coordinates: 54°21′14″N 2°40′01″W / 54.354°N 2.667°W / 54.354; -2.667

Docker
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Haygarth
Docker is located in Cumbria
Docker
Docker
 Docker shown within Cumbria
Population 55 (2001)
OS grid reference SD5695
Civil parish Docker
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KENDAL
Postcode district LA8
Dialling code 01539
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
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Docker is a civil parish in the South Lakeland district of the English county of Cumbria. It has a population of 55.

Etymology[edit]

Diana Whalley 2006 'A Dictionary of Lake District Place-Names', English Place Name Society, has this name as either place-name 'the shieling at the hollow' or 'the shieling where the plant called dock grows', or a personal name which "may have been a link with the family traced in Parker 1918" (Parker CA 'A pedigree of the family of Docker'. CW2 18, 161-73). Whalley also refers to "the same problematic syllable in Dockray and ... Dockray Nook" (NY3921 & NY0820).