The old Church of St Bridget in Beckermet, which is down a narrow lane, a mile or so from the village, was probably built on the site of a 7th Century monastery. The Church is only used for services three times a year, and a new much bigger Church of St John is now in the village.
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Beckermet /bɛˈkɜːrmᵻt/ is a village, civil parish and post town in the English county of Cumbria, located near the coast between Egremont and Seascale. Historically within Cumberland, it is served by Braystones railway station and is less than a mile west of the A595 road. It is around 2 miles (3 km) from the Sellafield nuclear plant which may be seen from the higher parts of the village.
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Relax and enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere and peaceful surroundings of our fully refurbished traditional Coaching Inn, nestled between the two small becks that run through our delightful village.
Calder Abbey, which lies by the River Calder just north of Calder Bridge, is a picturesque ruin adjoining Calder Abbey House, a largely 19th-century house which incorporates some remains of the abbey. The village also houses an 18th-century coach house, this is now the White Mare public house. To the south of Calder Bridge, also close to the river, is Sella Park, a 17th-century house incorporating a 14th-century pele tower, restored in the 19th century and now a country house hotel.
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Whether a visitor to the beautiful Western Lakes and coastline, a discerning business traveller to Sellafield, or simply looking for high quality food and drink at reasonable prices, then the White Mare Hotel and Restaurant in Cumbria has everything you are looking for.
A dividing screen in the restaurant area provides private conferencing facilities, fully equipped with projector and screen and the full room can be hired for functions of up to 50 people. Our spacious Executive bedrooms have been fitted with brand new bathroom suites and come with all the luxuries that you would expect. There is free Wi-fi Internet access for all our guests.
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On 22 June 2012 Beckermet Parish Council was renamed Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council. This was enacted to reflect the closer administrative ties between Beckermet and Thornhill.
We are ideally located less than two miles from the Sellafield site and only 10 miles from Wastwater, arguably the Lake District’s most tranquil setting, and 9 miles from the Georgian harbour town of Whitehaven.
Most common surnames in Beckermet at the time of the United Kingdom Census of 1881, by order of incidence:
An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches beyond the confines of Beckermet parish with a total population of 3,024.
Beckermet had a station on the Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont Railway but it closed in 1947, the nearest station in 2016 was Braystones, a limited-service halt on the Cumbrian Coast Line, some 2 km from the village. Bus services 6 and X6 link Beckermet to Whitehaven, Egremont and Seascale.
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