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Cockermouth, Cumbria

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Cockermouth, Cumbria

Cockermouth /ˈkɒkərməθ/ is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, and is so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. The 2001 census records the population at that time as being 7,877. Historically a part of Cumberland, Cockermouth is situated outside the English Lake District on its northwest fringe.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY1230
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01900
Population7,877 (2001)

Other names by which Cockermouth, Cumbria has been known in the past


Cockermouth, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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