Brackenthwaite, Buttermere Parish, Cumbria

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Brackenthwaite
Brackenthwaite is located in Cumbria
Brackenthwaite
Brackenthwaite
Brackenthwaite shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY151221
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COCKERMOUTH
Postcode district CA13
Dialling code 01900
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°35′14″N 3°18′47″W / 54.587333°N 3.313065°W / 54.587333; -3.313065Coordinates: 54°35′14″N 3°18′47″W / 54.587333°N 3.313065°W / 54.587333; -3.313065

Brackenthwaite is a settlement in Lake District of England. It is situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cockermouth in the English county of Cumbria. It should not be confused with the identically named settlement of Brackenthwaite that is situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of the town of Wigton in the same county.

For administrative purposes, Brackenthwaite lies within the civil parish of Buttermere, the district of Allerdale, and the county of Cumbria. It is within the Copeland constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the North West England constituency of the European Parliament.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Bracanethuaite 12th Century.

Old Norse brakni 'bush' and thveit 'assart' (cf. thwaite) like Bregentved (Denmark) and Bracquetuit (Normandy) (cf. Thuit).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ François de Beaurepaire, Les noms des communes et anciennes paroisses de la Seine-Maritime, éditions Picard 1979. Published with the support of the CNRS. p. 52.