ANY-Village - Local Information with Global Search

BEWCASTLE.CO.UK

Bookmarks

Post to Del.icio.us Post Google Bookmarks Post to my Yahoo Post to Mister Wong Post to Digg.com


Language
Country
United Kingdom
England
Cumbria
Bewcastle
Home Home
FREE Email FREE
Email
Wikipedia & Facts Wikipedia
& Facts
Genealogy Surnames Genealogy
Surnames
Guestbook Forums Guestbook
Forums
Village Hall & Events Village
Hall &
Events
Property buy-let- share Property
buy-let-
share
Jobs & Charity Jobs &
Charity
Classified Ads & Free Classified
Ads & Free
Locally Ebay &amp;<br />Classifieds Locally
Ebay &
Classifieds
Dating Dating
Local Campaigns & Issues Local
Campaigns
& Issues
Picture Gallery Picture
Gallery
Local<br />News Local
News
Contribute
Contribute
Become a local Contributor
Contributors Login
Upload pictures to Picture Gallery
Upload your Parish Magazine
Sign our Guestbook
Add your Business
Information
Information
Art, Music & Literature
Community Needs
Emergency Services
Genealogy Surnames
Heritage & History
House & Garden
Images & Maps
Medical & Health
Parish Council
Parish Magazines
Pet's Corner
People
Post Office
Miscellaneous
Schools & Education
Search the Web
Picture Gallery
Community Information
Local News
Local News
News
Blogs
News & Newsletters
My Town/Village
Your ANY-Village
Your ANY-Village
FREE Email
Business Directory
Wikipedia & Facts
Guestbook Forums
For Sale & Free Recycling
Broadband, VOIP & ADSL
Property buy-let- share
Jobs & Charity
Classified Ads & Free
Social
Social
Events & Diary
Messageboards & Forum
Sports & Activities
Dating
Societies & Groups
Societies & Groups
Mothers & Toddlers
Local Charities
Churches
Local Groups & WI
Local Campaigns & Issues
Travel
Travel
Travel
Hotels and B & B
Area & Tourism
Food & Drink
Attractions & Leisure
Transport
Weather
  Featured Sites
 Tell us about your community website
Top local websites: Hunstanton   Great Chesterford   Headington
 
  Your Ad Here
  If you would like your business advertised here please contact us here ANY-Village Advertising  
  Local Map
 
Wrong map or Geo information? Let us know.
 
  Local Picture Gallery
 

 
  About your Area
 

Bewcastle is a large civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England.

According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 411. The parish is large and includes the settlements of Roadhead, Shopford, Blackpool Gate, Roughsike and The Flatt. To the north the parish extends to the border with Scotland. As well as Bewcastle Castle this border area includes Askerton Castle.

sundial showing the four 'Tides' based on the example on the Bewcastle Cross
sundial showing the four 'Tides' based on the example on the Bewcastle Cross

This areas is home to the famous 7th Century Bewcastle Cross. The sundial on its surface is the oldest in Britain, divided into the four 'tides' which governed the working day in medieval times. A perfect copy of the whole cross is located in the churchyard of the Wreay Romanesque Church near Carlisle.

The area also is known for its unusual hexagonal Roman fort, which has been identified as Fanum Cocidi.

The origin of the name Bewcastle can be traced accurately from its spelling in ancient documents. These show that it was originally "bothy/booth caster", which translates as "the roman fort where there were bothies or shielings". Antiquarians, who did not have our access to well-catalogued and studied ancient documents, leapt at the chance to link the place name with a semi-mythological figure named Bueth, due to his romantic links with the prestigious Barony of Gilsland. Unfortunately, Bewcastle is outside the Barony, and the well-respected book "Place-names of Cumberland" states that it is impossible for Bewcastle to be named after Bueth.

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  • Armstrong, A.M., Mawer, A., Stenton, F.M. & Dickins, B. 1950. The Place Names of Cumberland, (volume XX) ; C.U.P., Cambridge

Coordinates: 55.06306° N 2.68261° W


(Source: Wikipedia)
 
  Latest News
 

Work for us - We are looking for enterprising, community-minded people with time and a digital camera to help populate our local websites.

 
  Latest Additions in ANY-Village
 
 
  Contributors
 

We are currently working on the Bewcastle profile and would be pleased to receive contributions from anyone who knows it well.


Contributor Login
  Username:
  Password:
 
Password Reminder
Join the Contributor Community Now
 
ANY Web Spacer
Online Hotel Reservations

Online Hotel Reservations





About us   «»  FAQ   «»  Guestbook   «»  Add a link   «»  Business Directory
Find local businesses and services in Bewcastle with ANY-Village.
Please read our FAQs and contact us if you have any questions or comments about this web site.
Visit our ANY-Village Site in:   United States     United Kindom     Switzerland
Privacy ]  [ Anti-Spam ]  [ Disclaimer ]  [ Copyright ]  
Copyright © 1999-2018 ANY-Web Ltd. All rights reserved.