DRYBECK, a township, in the parish of St. Lawrence, Appleby, East ward and union, county of Westmorland, 3 miles (S.S.W.) from Appleby; containing 86 inhabitants.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Drybeck is a hamlet in the Eden district in the English county of Cumbria. It is near the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. It is on Dry Beck and has a hall called Drybeck Hall, there is also a Moor called Drybeck Moor. Circa 1870, it had a population of 87 as recorded in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.