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Waberthwaite church
Waberthwaite is located in Cumbria
Waberthwaite shown within Cumbria
Population 230 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SD172802
Civil parish
  • Waberthwaite & Corney
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Millom
Postcode district LA19
Dialling code 01229
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°19′52″N 3°22′18″W / 54.331°N 3.3717°W / 54.331; -3.3717Coordinates: 54°19′52″N 3°22′18″W / 54.331°N 3.3717°W / 54.331; -3.3717

Waberthwaite is a civil parish on the estuary of the River Esk part of Copeland, Cumbria, England. It is located near to and overlooking Muncaster Castle and the village of Ravenglass. It is well known for its Cumberland sausages.


The name Wyberg was probably Norse, and the Wyberg family later settled in St Bees, Clifton and Isel. The Old Norse word, from which the name was derived was Viberg - meaning "Holy Mountain". In the 12th century, Arthur Boyvill, third Lord of Millom, gave the manor to the husband of his daughter, who assumed the name of "de Wayburthwait". Waberthwaite was the north western boundary of the lordship of Millom. Later in a deed of 1392 Thomas de Berdesey granted to Sir Richard de Kyrkeby, the manor of "Wayburthwayt", and the advowdson (the right to appoint the vicar) of the church of St James (now St John). The advowdson remained in the hands of the Kirkbys until about 1608, when it passed to the Pennington family, who also became Lords of the manor.[2]


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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ C A Parker, The Gosforth District, pub Titus Wilson 1904.
  3. ^ C A Parker, The Gosforth District, pub Titus Wilson 1904.

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