b) Leyland, the chaplain to King Henry VIII, in writing about that 'pretty fysher toun where shyppes cum to, cawlid Wyrkenton (written differently Wyrekinton and Wyrkington) refers to the name of a brooklet the Wyre; but Chancellor Ferguson more correctly points to it as the tribal settlement 'ton' or 'tun' of the Weorcingas... - Workington Hall by John F Curwen FRIBA, Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian and & Archaeological Society - Vol XVI, Ed. TWC Ferguson, Kendal, 1900, page 28.
c) Times have changed much since Leyland, the chaplain of Henry VIII., wrote of Workington the ton or tun of the old British tribe, the Weorcingas, as 'that pretty fysher toun where shippes cum to, cawlid Wyrkenton', but as one passes from Keswick to this busy manufacturing town today, one sees high above the Derwent on the left, the battlemented Workington Hall, which was built round the ancient pele tower, which in time of the Scotch wars, the de Culwen or Curwen of his day, built for his sanctuary.' - St Cuthbert's Last Journey in Cumberland in 'Round The Lakes Country' by Rev. HD Rawnsley, Canon of Carlisle, Pub: MacLehose, Glasgow, 1909, p80. Title page.