Birker  Cumberland


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

BIRKER AND AUSTHWAITE, a township in Millom parish, Cumberland; in Eskdale, 6½ miles ENE of Ravenglass. Real property, £710. Pop., 114. Houses, 19. Birker Fell here forms part of the S screen of the Esk; and is streaked by a streamlet which makes a sudden romantic fall, over a naked precipice, between cliffs

Birker through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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