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Helbeck is a distributed settlement and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria. It is located just under a mile north of Brough. Helbeck road runs from Brough along which are Helbeck Farm and Helbeck Grange Farm. Towards the west of Helbeck Woods is Helbeck Hall. To the north-east of this is Helbeck Quarry. Historically, Helbeck (aka Hilbeck or Hellbeck) was a township in the ancient parish of Brough in the old county of Westmorland. Today, the settlement and surrounding area form Helpbeck Civil Parish.
HILBECK, a township, in the parish of Brough, East ward and union, county of Westmorland, ½ a mile (N.N.E.) from Brough; containing 42 inhabitants. In old records this place is called Hellebeck; Helle, in Saxon, denoting waterfalls, of which there are several among the mountains here. In the neighbourhood is a coal-mine, not far from which, on an eminence commanding an extensive view, is a building named Fox Tower.
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.
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