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placename:- Melmerby
other name:- Mellerby
parish Ousby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY61513738
10Km square:- NY63

1Km square NY6137

photograph

Melmerby -- Ousby -- Cumbria / -- AA village sign, on the road to Gamblesby:- -- 'AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION / ALSTON 10 / MELMERBY / LANGWATHBY 5 / LONDON 297 1/2 / SAFETY FIRST' -- 30.5.2007

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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Melmerby
blocks, settlement

placename:- Melmerby
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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Melmerby

placename:- Melmerby
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

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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Melmerby
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement

placename:- Melmerby
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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 319-320
Melmerby

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

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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Melmerby

placename:- Melmerby
county:- Cumberland
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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Mellmerby
circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality

placename:- Mellmerby
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

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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Melmerby
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- Melmerby
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Melmerbye
no symbol

placename:- Melmerbye
county:- Cumberland
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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Melmerbÿe
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Melmerbye
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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Melmerbye
circle, building, tower

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

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Melmerbye

placename:- Melmerbye
county:- Cumberlandia
village
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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Melmerby
circle; village or hamlet

placename:- Melmerby
locality:- Leath Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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

Wednesday market to be held at the manor, granted by Edward I to John de Wygeton, 20 September 1300; listed in the Calendar of Charter Rolls.
Letter patent for a market at Melmorby, 28 Ed 1, 1299-00, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.

other name:- Melmorby
market town
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Wygeton, John de
date:- 1300

hearsay Melmerby was the last place in Westmorland that had a midsummer fire; though they had it on the July 4 rather than the usual eve of St John's day. The fire was traditional a bone fire, whose awful smell was hoped to drive away evil spirits and dragons. There were, of course, sports and drinking, merrymaking lasting long into the night.

button   Bolton Farmhouse, Melmerby
button   cock pit, Melmerby
button   college, Melmerby
button   Green, Melmerby
button   Melmerby Hall, Melmerby
button   Melmerby Stores, Melmerby
button   Melmerby Village Hall, Melmerby
button   Melmerby Washfold, Melmerby
button   Ravenstone, Melmerby
button   school, Melmerby
button   Shepherds Inn, Melmerby
button   St John, Melmerby
button   toll gate, Melmerby
button   war memorial, Melmerby
button   White Mires, Melmerby

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