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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Cockermouth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
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.