Topics > Cumbria > Helbeck, Cumbria

Helbeck, Cumbria

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.
Cumbria Brough under Stainmoor Parish, 1848 Helbeck Civil Parish Fox Tower, Helbeck Helbeck Hall
from Geograph (geograph)
Helbeck Hall, Brough

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Helbeck Quarry above Brough

Pinned by Simon Cotterill


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.