Link to maps of Lanercost (GENUKI)

LANERCOST, Cumberland

"Lanercost is a large and picturesque district, which extends about ten miles in length, from east to west, and nine from north to south. It is bounded on the south and east by the river Irthing, on the north by the parish of Bewcastle, and on the west by the parishes of Walton and Stapleton. Hadrian's Wall runs through the parish and many sections may still be seen, including an important Roman station at Birdoswald. The parish is divided into four townships; Askerton, Burtholme, Kingwater, and Waterhead."

[Description from T. Bulmer & Co's History, Topography and Directory of East Cumberland, 1884]


Archives and Libraries



Church History

Church Records


Names, Geographical

[Page originated by Don Noble on 19 May 1996 and updated 2 Sep 2004 - Phil Stringer]

Hosted by Mythic Beasts Ltd.