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placename:- Workington
other name:- Wukkit'n
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- selected place; twinned town
coordinates:- NX996288
10Km square:- NX92
place code:- Wrkn

1Km square NX9928

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 53 7)

OS County Series (Cmd 53 11)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Workington Bridge
bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

text:- Mason 1907 (edn 1930)

Page 25:-
...
A coal-field stretches from Wigton to Whitehaven. Maryport, Workington, and Whitehaven are all busy towns among the collieries, ...
date:- 1907
period:- 1900s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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WORKINGTON
blocks, settlement

placename:- Workington
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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WORKINGTON

placename:- Workington
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 173:-
...
WORKINGTON, a sea-port of Cumberland, situated on the south bank of the Derwent, has a good harbour, and an extensive trade in coal, from the valuable collieries of Henry Curwen, Esq., and several other collieries, many of which are at a considerable distance. On the east side of the town is Workington Hall, ... Population, 6415; market-day, Wednesday; inns, Green Dragon, New Crown, and King's Arms.

placename:- Workington
person:- : Curwen, Henry
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cobbett 1832

Maps, Westmoreland and Cumberland, by William Cobbett, 11 Bolt Court, Fleet street, London, 1832.
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Workington
dot and circle; town

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 163:-
... Coal is raised at Greysouthen, Gilcrux, and Plumbland; and there are extensive fields of coal beneath the town of Whitehaven, at Workington, ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Perrot 1823

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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Workington
circle; town

placename:- Workington
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Workington / 306
circle, upright lowercase text; town; distance from London

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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WORKINGTON

placename:- Workington

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Workington
blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Workington
blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 317-318
Workington
market town, post office
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page 557-558
Workington
market town, post office
INNS. ... Workington, Green Dragon, King's Arms.

placename:- Workington
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 171:-
[The Derwent] throws itself into the ocean at Wirkinton, famous for a salmon fishery. It is now the seat of the antient knightly family of the Curwens, who derive their descent from Gospatrick earl of Northumberland, and took their surname by agreement from Culwen, a family of Galloway, whose heir they married. They have here a noble mansion like a castle, and from them, if I may be allowed to mention it without imputation of vanity, I derive my descent by the mother's side.

placename:- Wirkinton
person:- : Curwen Family
person:- : Gospatrick; Northumberland, Earl of
person:- : Camden, William
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 184:-
...
"... a pretty litle fisher town called Wyrkenton, and there is the chief house of sir Thomas Curwyn." It subsists by the coal trade, and has near 100 vessels. The castle is the seat of Henry Curwen, esq. It has a large desmene, and has always been remarkable for fine cattle of all sorts. Here are salt-pans and a good colliery; a large salmon fishery, and much sea fish.

placename:- Wyrkenton
person:- : Curwen Family
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

there is no separate settlement on a headland, there is no headland as shown
New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Wirkington
circle, building and tower
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circle and line

placename:- Wirkington
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Mackenzie 1760s

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WORKINGTON

placename:- Workington
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Cmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Workington
view (sort of)

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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...
Workington, a Town famous for Salmon-Fishing: The Salmon here are very good, and are carried fresh as they are taken up to London upon Horses, which changing often, go Night and Day without Intermission, and, as they say, out-go the Post; so that the Fish come very sweet and good to London, where the extraordinary Price they yield pays very well for the Carriage. The same is done from Carlisle.
The first Lord of the Manor of Workington, after the Norman Conquest, was William de Lancaster, who exchang'd it with Gospatrick, from whom are descended the Curwens, Knights, who have a noble Seat here; ...
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... Workington, belonging to Henry Curwen, Esq; ...

placename:- Workington
person:- : Lancaster, William de
person:- : Gospatrick
person:- : Curwen Family
person:- : Curwen, Henry
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Workington
circle, labelled in upright lowercase text; town?

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Workington
Circle, buildings, towers.

placename:- Workington
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Werkinton
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- Werkinton
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Werkinton
circle, buildings and towers; town

placename:- Werkinton
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Werkinton
Buildings and towers, suggestion of a wall, notice ?fence palings; upright lowercase text; market town.

placename:- Werkinton
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643

Table of distances and map, Cumberland, now Cumbria, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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Wirkinton
circle

placename:- Wirkinton
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Werkingto~ SW
and tabulated distances; on thumbnail map

placename:- Werkington
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Wirkinton
dot, circle, and tower

placename:- Wirkinton
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Werkinton
circle, buildings, towers

placename:- Werkinton
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

source:- Keer 1605

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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Wirkinton
dot, two circle, tower, tinted red; town

placename:- Wirkinton
county:- Cumberland

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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Wynkinton

placename:- Wynkinton
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Gough 1350s-60s

Reproduction of the Gough Map of Great Britain, reduced size, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, 1875; and a full size line reproduction, with added transcriptions of placenames, 1935.
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placename:- Workyngton
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Buildings and towers, symbol for a town.
WIRKINTO~

placename:- Wirkinton
county:- Cumberlandia
town
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Workington
circle with two side bars; town

placename:- Workington
locality:- Allerdale above Derwent Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

market notes:- see:- Palmer's Index No.93:: Public Record Office

see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- : 1889: Market Rights and Tolls: HM Government

Letter patent for a market at Wokinton, 37,38 Hen 3, 1252-54, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.
Market listed by HM Government, 1888.

other name:- Wokinton
market town
person:- : Henry III
date:- 1254; 1792; 1888

old print:- Calverley 1899

Notes on the Early Sulptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, edited by W G Collingwood, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1899.
Built into Cross House, Cross Hill:-
Possibly once the finial from a chapel roof; later perhaps a resting stone for a coffin on its way to church, or a boundary stone, ... It is now inscribed:-
W H / 1703
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Mural on a wall, King Street. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Towers, mine ventilation?? Mossbay area. -- 14.5.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Cast iron railing post:- -- 'W A PARKER & CO. WORKINGTON' -- at North Dykes, Great Salkeld. -- NY54583758 (at) -- 4.4.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Advertising sign for Hale's ale, in an antique shop window. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Coast south of the port, -- NX982296 (etc) -- 5.11.2010

hearsay In Easter week there was/is a mass football game played by as many as will. The Uppies, Uppy gyaters, were miners and steelworkers; the Downies, Down gyaters, were seamen and dock workers. The goals were the wall of Workington Hall, and a capstan in the harbour. The game is old; it was receorded in 1779, but was played earlier. It is now played on the Cloffocks.

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button   Cloffocks, Workington
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button   Curwen Park, Workington
button   Derwent Junction, Workington
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button   drain, Workington (2)
button   drinking fountain, Workington
button   engine shed, Siddick Junction
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button   footbridge, Workington
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button   hydrant plate, Workington
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button   lamp post, Workington
button   level crossing, Workington
button   Lingbeck Bridge, Workington
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button   market cross, Workington
button   meeting house, Workington
button   Merchant's Quay Junction, Workington
button   milestone, Workington
button   Miners Arms, Workington
button   miniature railway, Workington
button   Moss Bay, Workington
button   Mossbay, Workington
button   New Bridge, Workington
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button   New Hall, Workington
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button   Old Red House, Workington
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button   St Michael, Workington
button   St Michael's Infant School, Workington
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button   sundial, Workington
button   sundial, Workington (2)
button   Sunnyside Tannery, Workington
button   Theatre Royal, Workington
button   tide gauge, Workington
button   Town Quay, Workington
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button   Workington Hall Mill, Workington
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button   Workington Marsh, Workington
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