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placename:- Kirkby Thore
parish Kirkby Thore parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY63892568
10Km square:- NY62

1Km square NY6325

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 9 1)

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.

placename:- Kirkby Thore
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Kirkby Thorpe
blocks, settlement

placename:- Kirkby Thorpe
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Kirkby Thore

placename:- Kirkby Thore
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- Kirbythore
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 158:-
The manor house, as well as most of the town of Kirkby Thor, have been built out of the remains of Whelp castle, of which there are now scarce any remains. ...
Page 159:-
Kirkby Thor has been supposed to retain the name of the God Thor, whose figure was thought to be found on a singular coin late in Mr. Thoresby's Museum. The characters on the reverse are Runic and were read by Dr. Hickes, Thor gut luntis, and explained by bishop Nicolson the face of the God Thor, but by Dr. Hickes Thor the national God, to whom also the moon and stars concurred to accompany them. But it was much more probably illustrated by the learned Keder, member of the college of antiquities at Stockholm, who published a critical essay on it at Leipsic, 1703, 4to. See also his "Runae in nummis vetustis," shewing the head to be the figure of our Saviour, and the inscription, the place, and mint-master's names Thorgut Luntis, i.e. Thorgut London, whether of London in England or Lunden in Sweden uncertain. The cross at the head of the inscription and in the centre of the reverse are evidently Christian, and Keder produces other similar coins to this, which so much puzzled all preceding antiquaries, who, when they had once set up the idea of the god Thor, tortured every thing to their system as much as Leibnitz to his, that it was struck by or for Thurgot, a Danish admiral, who Dithmar says blocked up London 1016.

placename:- Kirkby Thor
person:- : Thor
person:- mint master : Thorgut
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 200:-
... Passed Kirkby-thore, ... crossed the Eden and the Eamont with its green vale, ... [to] Penrith ...
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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blocks, labelled in upright lowercase text; settlement; town?

placename:- Kirkbythore
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Kirkby Thore / R
circle, building and tower, rectory

placename:- Kirkby Thore
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Kirby Thurce and Whelp C.

placename:- Kirby Thurce
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Kirby Thume & Whelp Cast.
circle with a flag, italic lowercase text; village or hamlet

placename:- Kirby Thume
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Kirby Thure & Whelp Cast / Galla[tum]
Circle, building and tower; the roman name is engraved over a poorly erased label for Whelp Castle.

placename:- Kirby Thure
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Wmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Kerkby thuet
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- Kerkby Thuet
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Kirkby thuet
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Kirkby Thuet
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643

Table of distances and map, Westmerland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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dot, circle, tower

placename:- Kirkbythuet
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Kirkby Thore
circle, building and tower; noice the line indicating the label

placename:- Kirkby Thore
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

source:- Keer 1605

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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Kirkby [thuot]
dot, circle and tower; village

placename:- Kirkby Thuot
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Kirkby thuet

placename:- Kirkby Thuet
county:- Westmorelandia
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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circle; village or hamlet

placename:- Kirbythore
locality:- West Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Thore -- Kirkby Thore -- Cumbria / -- Street name:- -- 'CROSS STREET' -- 31.8.2012

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button   Chapel Cottage, Kirkby Thore
button   Dobkinhow Well, Kirkby Thore
button   drain, Kirkby Thore
button   fire station, Kirkby Thore
button   Foresters Hall, Kirkby Thore
button   house, Kirkby Thore
button   Kirkby Thore Bridge, Kirkby Thore
button   Kirkby Thore Hall, Kirkby Thore
button   Kirkby Thore Primary School, Kirkby Thore
button   Kirkby Thore Township
button   Milbourne Township
button   milestone, Kirkby Thore
button   Mount Pleasant Farm, Kirkby Thore
button   Oak Tree Cottages, Kirkby Thore
button   Oak Tree House, Kirkby Thore
button   pinfold, Kirkby Thore
button   post box, Kirkby Thore
button   Roman Arches, Kirkby Thore
button   roman fort, Burwens
button   seat, Kirkby Thore
button   St Michael, Kirkby Thore
button   Stone Cottage, Kirkby Thore
button   Street House, Kirkby Thore
button   Temple Sowerby Township
button   Thorneycroft, Kirkby Thore
button   Town End, Kirkby Thore
button   Town Head, Kirkby Thore
button   Village Stores, Kirkby Thore
button   War Memorial Hall, Kirkby Thore
button   Whelp Castle, Kirkby Thore

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