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Raisbeck, Cumbria

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Raisbeck, Cumbria

Raisbeck is a hamlet in the civil parish of Orton, in the Eden district, in the county of Cumbria, England. The surname Raisbeck originates from the hamlet. The name of the hamlet derives from Hrridarr, a personal name and beck, a stream or river, the surname is used by people such as Alex Raisbeck, Rosina Raisbeck and Bill Raisbeck. There is also the smaller hamlet of Sunbiggin nearby.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY6407
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

Raisbeck, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

RAISBECK, a township, in the parish of Orton, East ward and union, county of Westmorland, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Orton; containing 214 inhabitants. The village is pleasantly situated in a dry limestone district; and to the south of it is Raisgill Hall, the ancient manorhouse, where the courts were formerly held. Limestone of good quality is found in abundance.

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