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Burtholme Beck (geograph 3778536).jpg
Burtholme Beck
Burtholme is located in Cumbria
Burtholme shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY557641
Civil parish
  • Burtholme
Shire county
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
54°58′12″N 2°41′31″W / 54.970°N 2.692°W / 54.970; -2.692Coordinates: 54°58′12″N 2°41′31″W / 54.970°N 2.692°W / 54.970; -2.692

Burtholme refers to any of a civil parish in Cumbria, a hamlet within that parish or a family name originally linked to the place. It also appears in Burtholme Beck, which marks a significant point on Hadrian's Wall.

Burtholme Civil Parish[edit]

Burtholme is a civil parish within the city of Carlisle in Cumbria, in North West England.[1][2] Civil parishes such as Burtholme were established in 1894. The villages of Lanercost and Banks are in the parish. Burtholme sits within the ecclesiastical parish of Lanercost, which along with the civil parishes of Askerton, Kingwater and Waterhead are on the banks of the River Irthing. The population of this civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 200.[3]

Hadrian's Wall runs through the parish.


Burtholme is also a small hamlet within the parish. The land around the hamlet extends down to the River Irthing and presumably is the holme (a piece of flat low-lying ground by a river or stream) of Burtholme or Burt's holme. The name dates back to the Danelaw and was well established by the time that Lanercost Priory was founded in 1169, the founding charter of which made Burtholme Beck the western boundary of its land.

Burtholme Beck[edit]

Burtholme Beck is a small beck running through the parish of Burtholme feeding into the River Irthing. It is crossed by Hadrian's Wall and is close to the point (Turret 53B) at which the building material used for Hadrian's Wall changed from Limestone (to the east) to red sandstone (to the west).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 86 Haltwhistle & Brampton (Bewcastle & Alston) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231661. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 June 2015.