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placename:- Kirkby Stephen
parish Kirkby Stephen parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- market town; selected place
coordinates:- NY775086
10Km square:- NY70
place code:- KrbS

1Km square NY7708

photograph

Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- From the church tower. -- 3.8.2009
photograph

Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- From the church tower. -- 3.8.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 23 15)

OS County Series (Wmd 23 11)

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.
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 Stephen
building/s
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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KIRKBY STEPHEN

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

old map:- Cobbett 1832

Maps, Westmoreland and Cumberland, by William Cobbett, 11 Bolt Court, Fleet street, London, 1832.
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Kirby Stephen
dot and circle; town @cty Cumberland

placename:- Kirby Stephen
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, 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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Kirkby Stephen / 278
circle, upright lowercase text; town; distance from London

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

descriptive text:- Wallis 1810

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 19 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1810; published 1810-36.
PRINCIPAL INNS, RECOMMENDED TO TRAVELLERS AND FAMILIES.
Kirkby Stephen: Black Bull, King's Arms, Pack Horse.
...
PRINCIPAL FAIRS.
Kirkby Stephen: Easter Monday, Tuesday after Whitsunday, Oct. 29, black cattle, sheep, and flax.

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
date:- 1810
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Kirkby Stephen / 281
blocks, upright lowercase text; town, distance from London

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

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 315-316
Kirkby Stephen / At Kirkby Stephen, on r. a T.R. to Richmond.
market town, post office
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page 317-318
Kirkby Stephen
market town, post office
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page 355-356
Kirkby Stephen
market town, post office

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789

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 147:-
... It [River Eden] afterwards runs by St. Stephens, commonly Kirkby Stephen, a noted market town: ...

placename:- St Stephen's
other name:- Kirkby Stephen
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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 156:-
...
Kirkby Stephen is a considerable market-town, where the stockings made in and near it are sold. ...
Page 162:-
...
... In 1774 was found in the peat pits near the town [Kirkby Stephen], two feet below the surface, a copper vessel, eight inches diameter at bottom, 14 at top, and 16 inches in the widest part just under the neck, depth 18 inches, containing about eight gallons and a half, made of three distinct plates, and much used in fire: being very slender it has six copper fillets at equal distances reaching up the sides two inches and a half, and turned over as much at bottom, which serve to support it, and it has within two ears with moveable rings, the whole of elegant workmanship.

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
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.
image WS21P243, button   goto source.
Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century
Page 243:-
...
... The Roman road is easily traced from Ribchester ... to Overborough; afterwards the Roman road goes through Casterton and Middleton, and, as some think, by Borrow-bridge and Orton, to Apulby. Others, and perhaps from better reasons, are of opinion, the road went by Sedbergh, or Sedburgh, [2] over Blewcaster, along Ravenstonedale-street, and through Kirkby-Stephen, to Brough or Burgh.
date:- 1760
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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KIRKBY STEPHEN / Chayter Esqr.
blocks on a street plan, labelled in block caps; settlement, market town?; and two unidentified houses

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
county:- Westmorland
person:- : Chayter, Mr
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

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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KIRKBY STEPHEN
blocks on a street plan, church, large houses

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
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 Stephen Ma. Fr. / V
blocks, on road, vicarage, town, market, cross potent for a charity school

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
market town
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Wmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Kirby Steven
view (sort of)

placename:- Kirby Steven
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

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.
image SMP2NYQ, button   goto source.
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Kirby Steven
Building, labelled as a town.

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

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
image SMP3P6, button   goto source.
Page 1024:-
...
Kirkby Stephen, or Stephen's Church, on the River Eden, is one of the Towns of this County noted for weaving Yarn Stockings, and a Free-School founded and endowed by the Family of Wharton. Its Market is on Friday, and Fairs are on St. Mark's and St. Luke's, and Whit-monday.

placename:- Kirkby Stephen
other name:- Stephen's Church
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.
Kirby Steven Market Friday, Fair Whitsun-monday.

placename:- Kirkby Steven
date:- 1742
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 Steven
circle, tower/s, upright lowercase text; town

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

descriptive text:- Defoe 1724-26

Travel book, Tour through England and Wales, by Daniel Defoe, published in parts, London, 1724-26.
The upper, or northern part of the county [Westmorland], has two manufacturing towns, called Kirkby Stephen, and Appleby; ... neither of them offer any thing considerable to our observation, except a great manufacture of yarn stockings at the former.

date:- 1724=1726
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MRD3Cm, button   goto source.
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Kirby Steven
circle; village or town

placename:- Kirby Steven
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

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.
image MD10NY70, button   goto source.
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Kirkby Steven
Circle, buildings, towers.

placename:- Kirkby Steven
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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Kirkby Steven
circle, upright lowercase text; town, large

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

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Kirkby Seven
circle, buildings and towers; town

placename:- Kirkby Seven
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

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 Steven
Buildings and towers, suggestion of a wall, notice ?fence palings; upright lowercase text; market town.

placename:- Kirkby Steven
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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Kirkbye Steven
dot, double circle, buildings

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

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Kirkby Steven N
and tabulated distances; K on thumbnail map

placename:- Kirkby Steven
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

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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Kirkbysteven
dot, circle, and tower

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

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 Steven
circle, buildings and towers

placename:- Kirkby Steven
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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Kirkbysteven
dot, two circle, tower, tinted red; town

placename:- Kirkbysteven
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Saxton 1579

image Sax9NY71, button   goto source.
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Buildings and towers, symbol for a town.
KIRKBY STEVEN

placename:- Kirkby Steven
county:- Westmorelandia
town
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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Kirkby Stephen
circle with two side bars; town

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

market notes:- see:- Palmer's Index No.93:: Public Record Office

see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- : 1889: Market Rights and Tolls: HM Government

see:- Bowen, Emanuel & Kitchin, Thomas: 1760: New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland

Friday market granted by Edward III to Roger de Clifford, 16 October 1353; listed in the Calendar of Charter Rolls.
Letter patent for a market at Kerkeby Stephan, 25,26,27 Ed 3, 1351-54, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.
Market day Friday given on Bowen and Kitchin's map, 1760.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.
Market listed by HM Government, 1888.

other name:- Kerkeby Stephan
market town
person:- : Edward III
person:- : Clifford, Roger de
date:- 1353; 1792; 1888; 1760

old photograph:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Photograph, halftone print, Street View, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, by Edmund Bogg, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.110 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Photograph, halftone print, A Bit of Old Kirkby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, by Edmund Bogg, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.113 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- From Hartley. -- 21.4.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- 30.6.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- Tourist Information Centre. -- NY77510868 (at) -- 8.8.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- Seat at the Tourist Information Centre. -- NY77510868 (at) -- 8.8.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- Seat at the Tourist Information Centre. -- NY77510868 (at) -- 8.8.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- The Charter Stone; from which the Kirkby Stephen Charter Fair is proclaimed, St Luke's Day, 27 October. -- NY77500858 (at) -- 8.8.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Kirkby Stephen -- Kirkby Stephen -- Cumbria / -- A pair of porches. -- NY77480844 (at) -- 24.12.2010

button   Black Bull Hotel, Kirkby Stephen
button   Bollam Lane Turn Pike, Kirkby Stephen
button   Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen
button   Coopkarnal Hole, Kirkby Stephen
button   engine shed, Kirkby Stephen
button   fingerpost, Kirkby Stephen
button   Frank's Bridge, Kirkby Stephen
button   Hartley Township
button   hydrant plate, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kaber Township
button   Kings Arms, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kirkby Stephen Fire Station, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kirkby Stephen Junction, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kirkby Stephen Police Station, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kirkby Stephen Station, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kirkby Stephen Turn Pike, Kirkby Stephen
button   Kirkby Stephen: Appleby Bakery
button   Kirkby Stephen: Barclays Bank
button   Kirkby Stephen: Bowerbank, Joseph
button   Kirkby Stephen: Cooperative Industrial Society
button   Kirkby Stephen: Donald, J and Co
button   Kirkby Stephen: Eden Valley Produce
button   Kirkby Stephen: Littlefairs
button   Kirkby Stephen: Market Street, 5 to 7
button   Kirkby Stephen: Market Street, 11
button   Kirkby Stephen: Market Street, 39
button   Kirkby Stephen: Market Street, 50 to 52
button   Kirkby Stephen: Ridley
button   Lowmill Bridge, Kirkby Stephen
button   Mallerstang Chapelry
button   meeting house, Kirkby Stephen
button   Nateby Township
button   New Bridge, Kirkby Stephen
button   New Fountain Inn, Kirkby Stephen
button   Old Court House, Kirkby Stephen
button   Pack Horse, Kirkby Stephen
button   Passage, Kirkby Stephen
button   Pennine Hotel, Kirkby Stephen
button   Poetry Path, Kirkby Stephen
button   Poet's Hall, Kirkby Stephen
button   railway footbridge, Kirkby Stephen
button   ring of bells, Kirkby Stephen
button   road, Kendal to Kirkby Stephen
button   road, Kirkby Stephen to Hawes
button   school, Kirkby Stephen
button   Shambles, Kirkby Stephen
button   Smardale Township
button   Soulby Chapelry
button   Span Dub, Kirkby Stephen
button   St John or St Stephen, Kirkby Stephen
button   Stainmore Railway Heritage Centre, Kirkby Stephen
button   Stenkrith Bridge, Kirkby Stephen
button   Stenkrith House, Kirkby Stephen
button   sundial, Kirkby Stephen
button   Temperance Hall, Kirkby Stephen
button   Temperance Hotel, Kirkby Stephen
button   trig point, NY7749608819
button   Victoria Park, Kirkby Stephen
button   Waitby Township
button   water trough, Kirkby Stephen
button   Wharton Township
button   White Lion, Kirkby Stephen
button   Winton Township
button   workhouse, Kirby Stephen

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