Renwick, Cumbria

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Renwick
Haresceugh - geograph.org.uk - 119446.jpg
Haresceugh
Renwick is located in Cumbria
Renwick
Renwick
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY596435
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA10
Dialling code01768
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°47′06″N 2°37′41″W / 54.785°N 2.628°W / 54.785; -2.628Coordinates: 54°47′06″N 2°37′41″W / 54.785°N 2.628°W / 54.785; -2.628

Renwick, formerly known as Ravenwick, is a small village in the English county of Cumbria. It forms part of the civil parish of Kirkoswald in the District of Eden. Renwick is located north east of Penrith between the A686 and B6413 roads.

One mile south-east of the village in the hamlet of Haresceugh are the fragmentary remains of Haresceugh Castle, the site of which is now occupied by a farmhouse. Two sections of walling remain from the castle. There are no amenities in Renwick, the nearest facilities are in Kirkoswald. Renwick is a small, close-knit community and has an active farm.

According to local legend, the village was terrorized by a cockatrice in 1733.[1]

Etymology[edit]

"Renwick lies on Raven Beck..., but the probabilities are that the river-name is a back-formation from the place-name, and that Renwick is really 'Hrafn's wīc' ".[2] ('Wīc' is Old English for 'farmstead' or 'settlement').

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topham, Ian. "The Renwick Cockatrice – Mysterious Britain & Ireland". Mysterious Britain & Ireland. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xx. Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 236.

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