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Allonby
civil parish:-   Allonby (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY08134300 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY0843
10Km square:-   NY04


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evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 35 6) 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- Saxton 1579
placename:-  Allonbye
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576, published 1579-1645.
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Building, symbol for a hamlet, which may or may not have a nucleus.  "Allonbye"
item:-  private collection : 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Keer 1605
placename:-  Allonbye
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605 edition perhaps 1676.
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"Allonbye"
dot, circle and tower; village 
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.110
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Allonbye
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by J Sudbury and George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
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"Allonbye"
circle, tower 
item:-  private collection : 16
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evidence:-   old map:- Jansson 1646
placename:-  Allonbye
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumbria and Westmoria, ie Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646.
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"Allonb├┐e"
Buildings and tower. 
item:-  JandMN : 88
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evidence:-   old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695, published by Abel Swale, the Unicorn, St Paul's Churchyard, Awnsham, and John Churchill, the Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, 1695-1715.
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"Allonby"
Circle. 
item:-  JandMN : 90
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1748 p.291  "..."
"Allonby is grown from a petty village to have a kind of market, especially in the summer; it stretches along the coast in a straggling manner, but is tolerably well built, and has a considerable concourse for bathing in the sea."

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
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"Allonby"
circle, tower 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
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"ALLONBY"
blocks, perhaps a church, labelled in block caps; a town 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
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page 555-556  "Allonby"
item:-  JandMN : 228.2
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evidence:-   old map:- Cooke 1802
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, Cumberland, scale about 15.5 miles to 1 inch, by George Cooke, 1802, bound in Gray's New Book of Roads, 1824, published by Sherwood, Jones and Co, Paternoster Road, London, 1824.
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"Allonby"
blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality 
item:-  Hampshire Museums : FA2000.62.2
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evidence:-   old map:- Cooke 1802
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, The Lakes, Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 8.5 miles to 1 inch, engravedby Neele and Son, published by Sherwood, Jones and Co, Paternoster Road, London, 1824.
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"Allonby"
blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality 
item:-  Hampshire Museums : FA2000.62.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Laurie and Whittle 1806
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Road map, Completion of the Roads to the Lakes, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, by Nathaniel Coltman? 1806, published by Robert H Laurie, 53 Fleet Street, London, 1834.
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"Allonby 320"
village or other place; distance from London; travellers supplied with post horses or carriages 
item:-  private collection : 18.18
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evidence:-   old map:- Cooper 1808
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 10.5 miles to 1 inch, drawn and engraved by Cooper, published by R Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, 1808.
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"Allonby"
circle; village or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 86
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evidence:-   old map:- Wallis 1810 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Road map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Stree, Soho, London, 1810.
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"Allonby"
village, hamlet, house, ... 
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2009.81.10
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
placename:-  Allenby
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1816 part 2 p.278  "..."
"JOSEPH HUDDART, ESQ. F.R.S. (see p.190)"
"This venerable gentleman, whose distinguished services as a Geographer, and unwearied attention to the different departments of science which he embraced, fully entitled him to the gratitude of his Country, was born at Allenby, a village in Cumberland, 11th Jan. 1740-1, O.S at which place his father followed the profession of a shoemaker. He was an only child; and, at a proper age, was placed under the tuition of the Rev. Mr. Wilson, then clergyman of the parish of Allenby, who was an excellent classical scholar, but did not possess any knowledge of mathematicks, to which study the mind of his pupil seemed most to bend. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
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"ALLONBY"
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
item:-  Gill, The
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1819 part 1 p.507 
From the Compendium of County History:-  "Huddart, Capt. Joseph, hydrographer, Allonby, 1741."
"..."
"Reay, William, Bp. of Glasgow, the Gill in Allonby parish."

evidence:-   old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Sidney Hall, published by S Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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"Allonby"
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement 
item:-  JandMN : 91
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evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
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"ALLONBY"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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"ALLONBY"
blocks, settlement 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Dickens 1857
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Book, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, by Charles Dickens, 1857.
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Page 50:-  "CHAPTER III."
"..."
"... Mr. Goodchild immediately referred to the county-map, and ardently discovered that the most delicious piece of sea-coast to be found within the limits of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, all summed up together, was Allonby on the coast of Cumberland. There"
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Page 51:-  "was the coast of Scotland opposite to Allonby, said Mr. Goodchild with enthusiasm; there was a fine Scottish mountain on the Scottish coast; there were Scottish lights to be seen shining across the glorious Channel, and at Allonby itself there was every idle luxury (no doubt), that a watering-place could offer to the heart of idle man. Moreover, said Mr. Goodchild, with his finger on the map, this exquisite retreat was approached by a coach-road, from a railway-station called Aspatria - ..."
"... And now, behold the apprentices [Thomas Idle and Francis Goodchild] gallantly riding into Allonby on a one-horse fly, bent upon staying in that peaceful marine valley ..."
""Do you see Allonby!" asked Thomas Idle."
""I don't see it yet," said Francis looking out of the window."
""It must be there," said Thomas Idle."
""I don't see it, returned Francis."
""It must be there," repeated Thomas Idle, fretfully."
""Lord bless me!" exclaimed Francis, drawing in his head, "I suppose this is it!""
""A watering-place," retorted Thomas Idle, with the pardonable sharpness of an invalid, "can't be five gentlemen in straw-hats, on a form on one side of a door, and four ladies in hats and falls, on a form on the other side of a door, and three geese in a dirty little brook before them, and a boy's legs hanging over a bridge (with the boy's body I suppose on the other side of the parapet), and a donkey running away. What are you talking about?""
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Page 52:-  ""Allonby, gentlemen," said the most comfortable of landladies, as she opened one door of the carriage; "Allonby, gentlemen," said the most attentive of landlords, as he opened the other."
"Thomas Idle yielded his arm to the ready Goodchild, and descended from the vehicle. Thomas, now just able to grope his way along, in a doubled-up condition, with the aid of two thick sticks, was no bad embodiment of Commodore Trunnion, or one of those many gallant Admirals of the stage, who have all ample fortunes, gout, thick-sticks, tempers, wards, and nephews. With this distinguished naval appearance upon him, Thomas made a crab-like progress up a clean little bulk-headed staircase, into a clean little bulk-headed room, where he slowly deposited himself on a sofa, with a stick on either hand of him, looking exceedingly grim."
""Francis," said Thomas Idle, "what do you think of this place?""
""I think," returned Mr. Goodchild, in a glowing way, "it is everything we expected.""
""Hah!" said Thomas Idle."
""There is the sea," cried Mr. Goodchild, pointing out the window, "and here," pointing to the lunch on the table, "are shrimps. Let us -" here Mr. Goodchild looked out of the window, as if in search of something, and looked again, - "let us eat 'em.""
"The shrimps eaten and the dinner ordered, Mr. Godchild went out to survey the watering-place. A Chorus of the Drama, without whom Thomas could make nothing of the scenery, he by-and-by returned, to have the following report screwed out of him."
"In brief, it was the most delightful place ever seen."
""But," Thomas Idle asked, "where is it?""
""It's what you may call generally up and down the beach, here and there," said Mr. Goodchild, with a twist of his hand."
""Proceed," said Thomas Idle."
"It was, Mr. Goodchild went on to say, in cross-examination, what you might call a primitive place. Large? No, it was not large. Who ever expected it would be large? Shape? What a question to ask! No shape. What sort of a street? Why, no street. Shops? Yes, of course (quite indignant). How"
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Page 53:-  "many? Who ever went into a place to count the shops? Ever so many. Six? Perhaps. A library? Why, of course (indignant again). Good collection of books? Most likely - couldn't say - had seen nothing in it but a pair of scales. Any reading-room? Of course, there was a reading-room. Where? Where! why, over there. Where was over there? Why, there! Let Mr. Idle carry his eye to that bit of waste-ground above high-water mark, where the rank grass and loose stones were most in a litter; and he would see a sort of long ruinous brick loft, next door to a ruinous brick outhouse, which loft had a ladder outside, to get up by. That was the reading-room, and if Mr. Idle didn't like the idea of a weaver's shuttle throbbing under a reading-room, that was his look out. He was not to dictate, Mr. Goodchild supposed (indignant again), to the company."
""By-the-bye," Thomas Idle observed; "the company?""
"Well! (Mr. Goodchild went on to report) very nice company. Where were they? Why, there they were. Mr. Idle could see the tops of their hats, he supposed. What? Those nine straw hats again, five gentlemen's and four ladies'? Yes, to be sure. Mr. Goodchild hoped the company were not to be expected to wear helmets, to please Mr. Idle."
"Beginning to recover his temper at about this point, Mr. Goodchild voluntarily reported that if you wanted to be primitive, you could be primitive here, and that if you wanted to be idle, you could be idle here. In the course of some days, he added, that there were three fishing-boats, but no rigging, and that there were plenty of fishermen who never fished. That they got their living entirely by looking at the ocean. What nourishment they looked out of it to support their strength, he couldn't say; but, he supposed it was some sort of Iodine. The place was full of their children, who were always upside down on the public buildings (two small bridges over the brook), and always hurting themselves or one another, so that their wailings made more continual noise in the air than could have been got in a busy place. The houses people lodged in, were nowhere in particular, and were in capital accordance with the beach; being all more or less cracked and damaged as its shells were, and all empty - as its shells were. Among them. was an edifice of destitute appearance, with a number of wall-eyed"
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Page 54:-  "windows in it, looking desperately out to Scotland as if for help, which said it was a Bazaar (and it ought to know), and where you might buy anything you wanted - supposing what you wanted, was a little camp-stool or a child's wheelbarrow. The brook crawled or stopped between the houses and the sea, and the donkey was always running away, and when he got into the brook he was pelted out with stones, which never hit him, and which always hit some of the children who were upside down on the public buildings, and made their lamentations louder. This donkey was the public excitement of Allonby, and probably supported at the public expense."
"The foregoing descriptions, delivered in separate items, on separate days of adventurous discovery, Mr. Goodchild severally wound up, by looking out of the window, looking in again, and saying, "But there is the sea, and here are the shrimps - let us eat 'em.""
"There were fine sunsets at Allonby when the low flat beach, with its pools of water and its dry patches, changed into long bars of silver and gold in various states of burnishing, and there were fine views - on fine days - of the Scottish coast. But, when it rained at Allonby, Allonby thrown back upon its ragged self, became a kind of place which the donkey seemed to have found out, and to have his highly sagacious reasons for wishing to bolt from. Thomas Idle observed, too, that Mr. Goodchild, with a noble show of disinterestedness, became every day more ready to walk to Maryport and back, for letters; and suspicions began to harbour in the mind of Thomas, that his friend deceived him, and that Maryport was a preferable place."
"..."

evidence:-   old map:- Postlethwaite 1877 (3rd edn 1913) 
placename:-  Allonbey
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District Mining Field, Westmorland, Cumberland, Lancashire, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by John Postlethwaite, published by W H Moss and Sons, 13 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1877 edn 1913.
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"ALLONBEY"
dots, road 
item:-  JandMN : 162.2
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evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Post road maps, General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, for the General Post Office, London, 1850s-1900s.
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"Allonby"
map date 1909 

evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Post road maps, General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, for the General Post Office, London, 1850s-1900s.
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"Allonby"
map date 1892 

evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Post road maps, General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, for the General Post Office, London, 1850s-1900s.
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"Allonby"
map date 1890 

evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Post road maps, General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, for the General Post Office, London, 1850s-1900s.
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"Allonby"
map date 1873 

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images courtesy of the British Postal Museum and Hampshire CC Museums

evidence:-   old print:- 
placename:-  Allonby
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Allonby, Cumberland, drawn by W H Bartlett, engraved by J C Armytage, published 1840s.
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Probably from Findens Views of the Ports, Harbours, Coast Scenery, and Watering Places of Great Britain, as continued by W H Bartlett. 
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "W. H. Bartlett. / J. C. Armytage. / ALLONBY."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.79
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text:-  
Carlisle Press, 3.9.1799:-
"[On Sunday, the 25th ult., there was one of the most numerous and genteel congregations at Allonby Chapel that has been seen for many years past, amomgst whom were several of the principal gentry of the county. Immediately after divine service the clerk gave notice 'that there would be a horse race at Allonby on the following Tuesday.']"

Fairfax-Blakeborough 1950


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CHA96.jpg  Kneeler, in Christ Church, Allonby; coat of arms.
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hearsay:-  
Allonby is said to have been the base of a herring fishery, and had a smokery in the village. There is a herring in the village coat of arms?

personal
person:-   sailorropemakersurveyormap maker
 : Huddart, Joseph
place:-   birthplace
date:-   11.1.1740

places:-  
NY08154315 Allonby Hall (Allonby)
NY08254329 Allonby Primary School (Allonby)
NY08124315 Allonby Reading Room (Allonby)
NY08114272 Brewery Street (Allonby)
NY08094289 Codfather (Allonby)
NY08114284 Pig in the Bath (Allonby)
NY08144306 Square, The (Allonby)
NY08134307 Baths, The (Allonby) L
NY08064263 Baywatch Hotel (Allonby)
NY08564301 Beach Cottage (Allonby)
NY08134326 Bouch House (Allonby)
NY08134273 Brewery House (Allonby)
NY08154290 Bridge House Farm (Allonby) L
NY08124289 Allonby Bridge (Allonby)
NY08224296 Croft House (Allonby)
NY08154309 Croglin House (Allonby)
NY08164288 Cruck Cottage (Allonby)
NY08154317 Dickinson Cottage (Allonby)
NY08244318 Dickinson Place (Allonby)
NY08164308 Dowthwaite House (Allonby)
NY08104288 drain, Allonby (Allonby)
NY08134289 fingerpost, Allonby (Allonby)
NY08154285 Glen Cottage (Allonby)
NY08194288 Globe Inn Cottage (Allonby) L
NY08494346 Griggsfield (Allonby)
NY08044251 milestone, Allonby (Allonby) L
NY08134327 Moss House (Allonby) L
NY08314334 Moss Side (Allonby)
NY08134359 North Lodge (Allonby) L
NY08164331 Old Chapel, The (Allonby)
NY08064228 Parsonage, The (Allonby) gone
NY08144354 police station, Allonby (Allonby)
NY08154333 post box, Allonby (Allonby)
NY08144362 quaker burial ground, Allonby (Allonby)
NY08144288 Riverside (Allonby)
NY08134294 Ship Hotel (Allonby) L
NY08134296 Solway View (Allonby) L
NY08044259 toll gate, Allonby (Allonby) gone
NY08064262 G Twentyman's (Allonby)
NY08094261 West End Farm (Allonby)
NY08074249 West Winds (Allonby)
NY08074246 Westways (Allonby)
NY08164337 Allonby Meeting House (Allonby) L
NY08034231 Christ Church (Allonby) L
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