Maryport was the site of a Roman port, built to complement the harbour at Ravenglass to the south. Many Roman remains are now in the Senhouse Roman Museum, once a Royal Naval Reserve Station.
The modern town of Maryport was the creation of the Senhouse family in the 18th century, who developed the small fishing village into a coal port. It was a planned town with terraces of cottages built on a grid system, with employment centring on coal mining and ship building.
Today is has a thriving tourist industry, based on the harbour area.
The population is about 11500.
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