The Research

Our research began in 2009, in Workington Public Library.

We found the following sources very useful:

1. The Historical Gazetter of England's place-names  (19 different spellings)

2. The Place-Names of Cumberland, A. M. Armstrong, A. Mawer, F. M. Stenton, and Bruce Dickins, Cambridge 1950.

3. The Place-Names of Cumberland and Westmorland ,  by  Prof. WJ Sedgefield, Manchester University Press, 1915. (8 different spellings)

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