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Great Corby shown within Cumbria
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Great Corby is a village in northern Cumbria, England, above the eastern bank of a wooded gorge on the River Eden. Directly across the river from Great Corby is the village of Wetheral. The two villages are linked by a railway viaduct (Corby Bridge, popularly known as 'Wetheral Viaduct'). This is on the Tyne Valley Line from Newcastle to Carlisle, which passes to the north of the village. The railway station at Wetheral is accessible to residents of Great Corby by a pedestrian footpath attached to the railway viaduct.
The village contains two pubs: The Corby Bridge Inn beside the level crossing on the railway at the northern entrance to the village, and The Queen Inn, right in the heart of the village. There is also a primary school. There is no church, the village forming part of Wetheral parish. The village's Methodist chapel closed in the mid 80's, and the building is now a private house.
Great Corby is notable for Corby Castle, a historic home of the Howard family on the southern edge of the village overlooking the river. Corby Castle is now owned by Northern Irish businessman Edward Haughey.
Within the village many sporting events occur largely due to the effort of the Great Corby Cricket Club. They recently merged forces with Scotby CC meaning the sides altogether now have 2 senior teams and 2 junior sides. There are around 50 junior and 40 senior members within the club which is run by enthusiastic members who are looking to improve facilities and opportunities for the local cricket side.
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