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Monkgarth Pool (local)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Muncaster

Historical Forms

  • Mitegarth 1338 Cl
  • Mytgarth 1363 Ipm
  • Monkgarthe 1368 IpmR
  • le Monkgarth 1369 Ipm
  • Monkegarth 1538 AOMB
  • Monkyngarth 1544 ECP
  • Monk garth 1570 ExchKR
  • Mankegarth (sic) 1578 Cocker


This fishery, on the estuary of the Mite (supra 22), belonged to Calder Abbey. The garth has disappeared, but Miss M. C. Fair informs us that the pool is still drawn at times with a seine net.