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MOCKERKIN, a hamlet, in the parochial chapelry of Loweswater, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 5 miles (S.S.W.) from the town of Cockermouth; containing, with Sosgill, with which it forms a constablewick, 296 inhabitants.
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.
Mockerkin is a settlement in the English county of Cumbria. Historically part of Cumberland, it is situated just outside the Lake District National Park.
It lies by road 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cockermouth., 11.1 miles (18 km) east of Whitehaven, 32.6 miles (52 km) south-west of Carlisle and 8.2 miles (78 km) to the north of Barrow-in-Furness.
The name probably derives from the hill-top of a man called Corcán.
Mockerkin is within the Copeland UK Parliamentary constituency and the North West England European Parliamentary constituency. Trudy Harrison is the Member of parliament.
For the European Parliament residents in Mockerkin vote to elect MEP's for the North West England constituency.
For Local Government purposes it is in the Crummock + Derwent Valley Ward of Allerdale Borough Council and the Bothel and Wharrels Division of Cumbria County Council.
The village also has its own Parish Council; Loweswater Parish Council, which is part of The Melbreak Communities (comprising the four parishes of Blindbothel, Buttermere, Lorton and Loweswater).