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Brackenthwaite (Wigton)


Not to be confused with Brackenthwaite near Cockermouth, also in Cumbria.

Brackenthwaite is a settlement situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of the town of Wigton in the English county of Cumbria. It should not be confused with the identically named settlement of Brackenthwaite that is situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cockermouth in the same county.

For administrative purposes, Brackenthwaite lies within the civil parish of Westward, the district of Allerdale, and the county of Cumbria. It is within the Penrith and The Border constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament. Prior to Brexit in 2020 it was part of the North West England constituency of the European Parliament.

Etymology

Bracanethuaite 12th Century. Old Norse brakni 'bush' and thveit 'assart' like Bregentved (Denmark) and Bracquetuit (Normandy).

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Cumbria Westward Civil Parish
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Hedge Laying at Brackenthwaite

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