Ireby, Lancashire

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Over Hall
Ireby is located in Lancashire
 Ireby shown within Lancashire
Population 78 (2001)
OS grid reference SD654754
Civil parish Ireby
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA6
Dialling code 015242
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
List of places

Coordinates: 54°10′25″N 2°31′46″W / 54.173506°N 2.529339°W / 54.173506; -2.529339

Ireby is a small hamlet and civil parish on the edge of Lancashire, England, bordering North Yorkshire. It lies in the City of Lancaster, just outside the Yorkshire Dales, near the community of Masongill. The parish had a population of 78 according to the 2001 Census.[1] The name means "Town of the Irish Vikings".[2]

Parish and county[edit]

Ireby, Lancashire, was formerly included in the parish of Thornton in Lonsdale despite Thornton being in Yorkshire. It was because this area was in the Lonsdale Hundred that the founders of the county of Lancashire claimed the left side of that parish including Ireby. This piece of Lancashire is c6km long and in width tapers from c2km to only about 100m.[3]


External links[edit]

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