Hesket Newmarket

Hesket Newmarket is a small village in Cumbria, historically within Cumberland, It's on the opposite side of Skiddaw to Keswick within the Lake District National Park.

Hesket Newmarket
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Hesket Newmarket village green
Hesket Newmarket is located in Cumbria
Hesket Newmarket
Hesket Newmarket
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY338386
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWIGTON
Postcode districtCA7
Dialling code016974
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
54°44′17″N 3°01′37″W / 54.738°N 3.027°W / 54.738; -3.027Coordinates: 54°44′17″N 3°01′37″W / 54.738°N 3.027°W / 54.738; -3.027

Hesket Newmarket is closely associated with neighbouring village Caldbeck, which is 1.5 mi (2 km) to the west. The nearest town is Wigton, 9.2 mi (15 km) north west of the village, Carlisle is 13.9 mi (22 km) to the north, Cockermouth is 18 mi (29 km) to the south and Penrith is 14.2 mi (23 km) to the east.


Hesket Newmarket was the original base of Carlisle based haulage giant Eddie Stobart Logistics.

The village has two social enterprises, a co-operatively owned pub, the Old Crown Inn and a co-operatively owned brewery, the Hesket Newmarket Brewery.


The name is recorded in 1227 as Eskeheued, pointing to Old Norse eski = ash (tree) + Anglo-Saxon hēafod = "ash-head" = "hill with ash trees on", and not the usual origin of placenames Hesket and Hesketh.


The village is in the parliamentary constituency of Penrith and the Border. Rory Stewart is its Member of parliament.

For Local Government purposes the village straddles the Warnell Ward of Allerdale Borough Council and the Skelton Ward of Eden District Council. It also straddles the Thursby and Greystoke & Hesket Electoral Divisions of Cumbria County Council.

Hesket Newmarket along with neighbouring village Caldbeck, has its own parish council, Caldbeck Parish Council.[1]

Notable peopleEdit


The village has its own brewery; Hesket Newmarket Brewery which was founded in 1987, at the back of the Old Crown Inn. Chris Bonington sent a message from Kathmandu to officially open the pub.[2]

The first beer, Blencathra Bitter, was launched in March 1988, other beers include Doris' 90th Birthday Ale.

Today the brewery is owned by Hesket Newmarket Brewery Co-operative Ltd, which was established to acquire ownership of the brewery. The Prince of Wales visited the pub in 2004 to honour its achievements.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Caldbeck Parish Council".
  2. ^ Hesket Newmarket | Breweries | Campaign for Real Ale Cumbria
  3. ^ Village clubs together to save tiny brewery The Guardian

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hesket Newmarket at Wikimedia Commons