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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, decreasing to 141 at the 2011 Census. It includes various hamlets including Kirkcambeck and Shopford. It also covers Side Fell and Askerton Castle.
The name probably means 'Ásgeirr's tūn.' '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'.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- 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.
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- Cumbria County History Trust: Askerton (nb: provisional research only - see Talk page)
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