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"FLIMBY, a parish in the ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, county Cumberland, 2 miles S. of Maryport, its post town, and 7 N. W. of Cockermouth. It is situated on the western coast, and has a station on the Whitehaven Junction line of railway. Here are extensive collieries, giving employment to a large number of the inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, value £82, in the gift of the landowners." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



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Church Records

  • Transcriptions of Flimby Bishops Transcripts are available from the "Cumberland Roots" (archived) website. Added 10 May 2006.

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