Askerton  Cumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Askerton like this:

ASKERTON, a township in Lanercost parish, Cumberland; on an affluent of the river Irthing, 6 miles NNE of Brampton. Real property, £3,914. Pop., 380. Houses, 68. Berethen Castle here was built by the Dacres, who derived their name from the exploits of one of their ancestors at the siege of Acre under Richard Cœur de Lion; and was, at one time, garrisoned for the Crown against the Scots.

Askerton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th January 2021

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