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BRACKENTHWAITE, a township, in the parish of Lorton, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 8½ miles (W. by S.) from Keswick; containing 116 inhabitants. The neighbourhood abounds with beautiful and picturesque scenery.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Not to be confused with Brackenthwaite near Wigton, also in Cumbria.
Brackenthwaite is a settlement in Lake District of England. It is situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cockermouth in the county of Cumbria. It should not be confused with the identically named settlement of Brackenthwaite that is situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of the town of Wigton in the same county.
For administrative purposes, Brackenthwaite lies within the civil parish of Buttermere, the district of Allerdale, and the county of Cumbria. It is within the Copeland constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament. Prior to Brexit in 2020, it was part of the North West England constituency of the European Parliament.
Bracanethuaite 12th Century.
Old Norse brakni 'bush' and thveit 'assart' (cf. thwaite) like Bregentved (Denmark) and Bracquetuit (Normandy) (cf. Thuit).