Administrative unit

Wavermouth Borough

Ancient District

Preferred Name:
WAVERMOUTH
Unit Type:
Ancient District
Status:
Borough (until 1301)
Date created:
1300
Date abolished:
1301
Unit ID:
10208506
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 649.

Notes:

'Nearer home, [the abbey of] Holm Cultram had a free burgh, a fair and a market at Wavermouth, that is to say Skinburness, granted in 1301 (no. 267c, d), the site which very shortly afterwards was destroyed by the sea.' ('Records: The Abbey in the thirteenth century', Register & Records of Holm Cultram (1929), pp. 126-136. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49537 Date accessed: 16 August 2010.)

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
CUMBERLAND Ancient County 1300 1301 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 649.

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
HOLM CULTRAM AP Parish-level Unit 1300 1301 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 53.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wavermouth Borough through time | Census tables with data for the Ancient District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10208506

Date accessed: 20th October 2019