Cockermouth  Cumberland


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cockermouth like this:

Cockermouth, town and township, Brigham par., Cumberland, at confluence of the Cocker and Derwent, 25 miles SW. of Carlisle by rail and 302 miles NW. of London, 2425 ac., pop. 5353; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Monday and Saturday; has considerable trade, and mfrs. of linens and woollens, hats, hosiery, and paper. In the neighbourhood are extensive coal mines. C. is a place of considerable antiquity. Its castle, dismantled by the Parliamentarians in 1648, and now a ruin, was built soon after the Conquest. Cockermouth returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Cockermouth through time

Cockermouth is now part of Allerdale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Allerdale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cockermouth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cockermouth, in Allerdale and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th April 2024

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