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     IREBY HIGH, a parish and market-town in Allerdale ward, below Derwent, Cumberland, 9 miles from Cockermouth, and 103 from London; containing 69 houses and 358 inhabitants. It stands near the source of the river Ellen. The market is on Thursday. Fairs on the days of St. Matthias and St. Matthew. The church is a curacy, in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Carlisle.
     IREBY LOW, a hamlet to the above, 1 mile distant.
Note: Low Ireby is Ireby, High Ireby is to the SSW.

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