Askerton

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Askerton
Askerton Castle.jpg
Askerton Castle
Askerton is located in Cumbria
Askerton
Askerton
Askerton shown within Cumbria
Population 141 (2011)
OS grid reference NY555697
Civil parish
  • Askerton
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRAMPTON
Postcode district CA8
Dialling code 016977
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
55°01′12″N 2°41′46″W / 55.020°N 2.696°W / 55.020; -2.696Coordinates: 55°01′12″N 2°41′46″W / 55.020°N 2.696°W / 55.020; -2.696

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.[1] 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.' [2]'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'.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 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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