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IREBY, a township in Thornton-in-Lonsdale parish, Lancashire; on the Ingleton railway, adjacent to Yorkshire, 4 miles SE of Kirkby-Lonsdale. Acres, 1,810. Real property, £1,042. Pop., 113. Houses, 20.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ireby area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ireby was a Lancashire township in the parish of Thornton in Lonsdale in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

You can see the administrative areas in which Ireby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ireby was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.