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Great Asby, Asby
Great Asby
civil parish:-   Asby (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY68021321 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY6813
10Km square:-   NY61

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 22 3) 
placename:-  Great Asby
placename:-  Asby, Great
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:-  Ashby Magna
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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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.  "Ashby mag:"
item:-  private collection : 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Mercator 1595 (edn?) 
placename:-  Ashbye
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorlandia, Lancastria, Cestria etc, ie Westmorland, Lancashire, Cheshire etc, scale about 10.5 miles to 1 inch, by Gerard Mercator, Duisberg, Germany, 1595, edition 1613-16.
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"Ashbye"
circle 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.3
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Great Ashby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
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"Great Ashby"
circle, tower 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Jansson 1646
placename:-  Great Ashby
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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"G. Ashb├┐"
Buildings and tower. 
item:-  JandMN : 88
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evidence:-   old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Great Ashby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, published by Abel Swale, the Unicorn, St Paul's Churchyard, Awnsham, and John Churchill, the Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, 1695.
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"Great Ashby"
Circle, building and tower. 
item:-  JandMN : 24
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evidence:-   old map:- Badeslade 1742
placename:-  Great Ashby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, with descriptive text, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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"G. Ashby"
circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality 
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.62
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evidence:-   old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd) 
placename:-  Great Ashby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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"G. Ashby"
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.59
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evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
placename:-  Asby Magna
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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"Asby Mag. / R"
circle, building and tower 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Great Asby
placename:-  Asby, Great
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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"Great Asby"
blocks, labelled in upright lowercase text; settlement; town? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Great Alby
placename:-  Alby, Great
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
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"Great Alby"
block/s, labelled in italic lowercase; house, or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   old map:- Cooper 1808
placename:-  Ashby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by R Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, 1808.
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"Ashby"
circle; village or hamlet 
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.53
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evidence:-   old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Great Asby
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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"Gt Asby"
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.58
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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.
image G825A514, button  goto source
Gentleman's Magazine 1825 part 1 p.514 
From the Compendium of County History:-  "Smith, George, founder of the school in his native parish, Asby."
"[Smith] Dr. Bishop of Carlisle, cousin of the above, Asby."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Great Ashby
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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"Gt. Ashby"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Great Asby
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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"Gt. Asby"
map date 1909 

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images courtesy of the British Postal Museum and Hampshire CC Museums

hearsay:-  
The rectory has the remains of a pele tower built 14th century. Lady Anne Clifford was given shelter at the rectory from a storm, in thanks she gave the rector a door lock - this is now in the church.
At Marble Mill, by the beck, the local limestone was polished into marble.

hearsay:-  
George Steadman lived here, 1846-1904. He retired from Cumberland Wrestling in 1900, age 54, having won the Grasmere championships 17 times.

personal
person:-   wrestler
 : Steadman, George
place:-   home

places:-  
NY68121321 Asby Endowed School (Asby)
NY6712 Asby Gill (Asby)
NY68261327 Asby Hall (Asby) L
NY68111321 Asby Village Hall (Asby)
NY67871247 barn, Great Asby (Asby)
NY68031319 bridge, Great Asby (Asby)
NY6812 Burneybeck Sike (Asby)
NY68331354 Butts Green (Asby)
NY6712 Dale Beck (Asby)
NY68021326 Dial House (Asby)
NY67971320 Elm Tree (Asby) L
NY67851295 footbridge, Great Asby (2) (Asby)
NY68731430 ford, Asby (Asby)
NY68201330 ford, Great Asby (Asby)
NY67871278 Gill Well (Asby)
NY67931302 Great Asby Baptist Church (Asby)
NY68291337 Great Asby Methodist Chapel (Asby)
NY67811242 Great Kettle (Asby)
NY68871379 Keld Well (Asby)
NY67971245 limekiln, Great Asby (Asby)
NY68111256 limekiln, Great Asby (2) (Asby)
NY67981204 limekiln, Great Asby (3) (Asby)
NY67801250 Low Pate Hole (Asby)
NY68551372 Marble Mill (Asby)
NY67871212 Pate Hole Mouth (Asby)
NY68181350 pinfold, Great Asby (Asby) gone
NY68301334 pinfold, Great Asby (2) (Asby) gone
NY68161328 St Helen's Alms House (Asby) L
NY68381351 St Thomas's Well (Asby)
NY68071319 Three Greyhounds (Asby)
NY67761270 Town Head Farm (Asby)
NY67761266 Town Head (Asby)
NY68111326 Well Green (Asby)
NY67751285 Winder Hall (Asby)
NY68011320 fingerpost, Great Asby (Asby)
NY68171328 St Helen's Well (Asby) L
NY68051322 St Peter's Church (Asby) L
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