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Eaglesfield, Cumbria

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OS grid reference  NY094281
Country  England
Post town  COCKERMOUTH
Local time  Thursday 8:47 PM
District  Allerdale
Civil parish  Dean, Cumbria
Region  North West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  CA13
Shire county  Cumbria
Dialling code  01900
UK parliament constituency  Copeland
Eaglesfield, Cumbria
Weather  5°C, Wind SE at 6 km/h, 85% Humidity

Eaglesfield is a small settlement in the county of Cumbria, in England. It is near the A5086 road and is 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of the town of Cockermouth.

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Map of Eaglesfield, Cockermouth, UK

Etymology

Eaglesfield lay in the early Middle Ages within the British kingdom of Rheged, and the first element of the name is perhaps derived from the Brythonic 'eccles' "church" (cognate with Welsh 'eglwys' 'church'. The meaning would be 'open land near a British church' - something that the Anglian settlers would have seen as they "arrived and settled some two miles away down below at Brigham." (The second element, 'Feld', is Old English for 'open country').

Alternatively, it means 'Ecgel's open land' ('Ecgel's feld'). 'Ecgel' is a personal name and possibly "a normal diminutive of compound names such as 'Ecglaf', or Ecgwulf' ".

Notable people

Eaglesfield was the birthplace of John Dalton (1766–1844), acclaimed chemist, meteorologist and physicist.

Eaglesfield was the probable birthplace of Robert de Eglesfield (c.1295–1349), founder of The Queen's College, Oxford. His father, John of Eglesfield, held lands in and near there.

Moorland Close, Eaglesfield, was the birthplace of Fletcher Christian, master's mate aboard the HMS Bounty. He led the mutiny against the captain, William Bligh, during their voyage to Tahiti.

References

Eaglesfield, Cumbria Wikipedia


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