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Moresby Parish, 1848


Moresby (St. Bridget), a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward about Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; containing, with the township of Parton, 1,175 inhabitants, of whom 93 are in the township of Moresby, 2 miles (N. by E.) from Whitehaven. It is evident this was the site of a Roman station, from the numerous foundations of buildings, the caverns, and Roman inscriptions, which have been discovered. Horsley thinks that it was Arbeia, where, according to the Notitia, the Numerus Barcariorum Tigritensium was in garrison. The parish is bounded on the west by the Irish Sea. There is an iron-foundry. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 2. 3½.; net income, £105; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church has been rebuilt. A school was endowed by Joseph Williamson, Esq., with lands now producing about £42 per annum.

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.

Moresby Civil Parish Parton Township, 1848 Moresby Hall Church of St Bridget, Moresby Low Moresby Cumberland, Parishes and Townships, 1848
Parton Township, 1848
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Parton Township, 1848
- PARTON, a township, in the parish of Moresby, union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 1¾ mile (N.) from Whitehaven; containing 663 inhabitants. Several vessels were ...
Church of St Bridget, Moresby
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Church of St Bridget, Moresby
- Overview Map Street View St Bridget's is the parish church of Moresby, located near Moresby Hall, just north of Parton. The present church was built in 1822, replacing an earlier ...
Low Moresby
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Low Moresby
- Overview Map Street View Low Moresby is a village in the Copeland district of Cumbria, located about 1½ miles north-east of Whitehaven. The village forms part of the Civil Parish ...
Moresby Hall
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Moresby Hall
- Overview About Moresby Hall Map Street View Moresby Hall is a historic house, now a hotel and wedding venue, located just north of Parton in Cumbria. The Moresby estate can ...
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Moresby
- "Township in Moresby parish, Allerdale above Derwent ward, Cumberland....parish contained 2,193 acres [887 ha], of which 2,140 acres [866 ha] was in Moresby township and 52 acres ...

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