Chapter 3. The Eighteenth Century
The next phase of development is recognisably Georgian [technically from 1714 to 1830]. The Union of English and Scottish parliaments in 1707 would finally assure all that Scottish raids were finished.
This is the time when many of Cockermouth’s Georgian buildings were appearing, almost certainly redevelopments from earlier less substantial dwellings. A similar process must have been occurring in the village. Many cottages appear to date from the early 1700s most likely developments from earlier less robust dwellings. It is not surprising that some chose to build their houses in Papcastle. Several large mansions were built (or again redeveloped) during this time. Unfortunately it has been difficult, if not impossible to narrow down when these events occurred. In some case deeds have been available which lead back to certainty that the houses existed at a certain date but rarely when they were built. We can list what is known.
before 1763 (Hicks Estate map) 
Camp Farm House
before 1757 (deeds) 
probably late 18th C [See also Chapter 4 – Lindenside]
built 1753 (date stone)
interesting greenslate sundial on south elevation inscribed J Falder 1772
before 1774 (Deeds)
late 18th C [EH] 
late 18th C with early 19th C extension [EH])
There are also several other smaller properties which appear to be of this vintage or earlier.
Rose Terrace – Rosehill and The Cottage
(probably 18th C with early 19th C alterations [EH])
A set of cottages around the corner of Dovers Lane (hearsay built about 1703)
Perth Cottage and Ashton Cottages
(hearsay again about 1703)
Nutwoods Cottage and Oak Cottages
Nutwoods sold as a barn in 1732, -(deeds). Oak Cottage probably already existing next door
(hearsay dating from 1720) 
At some stage before 1961, its name was Birkwood. Its use as a public house ceased in the 1930s supposedly after complaints about rowdiness, probably by miners returning from Broughton late at night. After this, remembered as selling halfpenny buns so probably a bakers then. See also Chapter 10.