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"CROSSCANONBY, (or Cannonby-Cross), a parish in the ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, in the county of Cumberland, 2 miles to the N.E. of Maryport, its post town. It is situated on the coast of the Solway Frith, on the N. bank of the river Ellen, and includes the townships of Birkby, Canonby-Cross, and Crosby, with the flourishing seaport town of Maryport. Coal is found, and freestone is quarried here. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, of the value of £150, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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