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Botcherby is located in Cumbria
 Botcherby shown within Cumbria
Population 6,194 (2011.ward)[1]
OS grid reference NY4155
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Coordinates: 54°53′N 2°55′W / 54.88°N 02.92°W / 54.88; -02.92

Botcherby is a suburb and council estate in Carlisle in Cumbria, England, UK and was formerly a village.


Botcherby was first named in 1170 and became part of Carlisle in 1912. The first reference to “Botcherby” (albeit with a different spelling) was when William Rufus (King William II, 1087–1100) granted a large piece of land around Carlisle to a Flemish mercenary officer called “Bochardby” who had served in his army.

The grant was confirmed by William’s successor, Henry I, in a Deed which obliged Bochardby to build a Castle (not for his own use) in the town, also he had to “keep out the Scots and repopulate the district”.

At some point in the 16th century the name was anglicized to “Botcherby”


  1. ^ "Carlisle Ward population 2011". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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