Beckermet  Cumberland


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

BECKERMET, a township in the parishes of St. Bridget-Beckermet and St. John-Beckermet, Cumberland; on the river Eden, adjacent to the Whitehaven and Furness railway, in the vicinity of Braystones station, 3 miles S of Egermont. It has a post office under Whitehaven. Real-property, with Calder, £2,188. ...

A property in the neighbourhood, called Wotobank, was the scene of the tragical subject of Mrs. Cowley.'s "Edwina." The lady of a proprietor was killed on the grounds by a wolf, and found in a mangled state on a bank; when her husband exclaimed in horror, "Wo to this bank!"

Wo to thee, bank! the attendants echoed round,
And pitying shepherds canght the grief-franght sound:
Thus to this hour, through every changing age,-
Through every years still ever-varying stage,-
The name remains

Beckermet through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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