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placename:- Great Asby
parish Asby parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY680131
10Km square:- NY61

1Km square NY6813

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 22 3)

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:- Great Asby
other name:- Asby, Great
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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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Gt. Ashby

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

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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Asby Mag. / R
circle, building and tower

placename:- Asby Magna
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

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G. Ashby

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

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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Great Ashby
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- Great Ashby
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
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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G. Ashbÿ
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Great Ashby
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
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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Great Ashby
circle, tower

placename:- Great Ashby
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1576

Map, 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:

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

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.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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