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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

Local information about Ireby.

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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.

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View maps of Ireby and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD655755 (Lat/Lon: 54.174128, -2.530024), Ireby which are provided by:

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.


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