Goat is an area in Cockermouth, located to the north of the River Derwent. It was previously a separate village and historically part of the township of Papcastle in the parish of Bridekirk, until 1934, when it became part of Cockermouth Urban District.
GOAT, a hamlet, in the township of Papcastle, parish of Bridekirk, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; containing 172 inhabitants. The village is connected with the town of Cockermouth by a handsome stone bridge across the Derwent.
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.