Great Asby

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Great Asby
St. Peter's Church, Great Asby
St. Peter's Church, Great Asby
Great Asby is located in Cumbria
Great Asby
Great Asby
Great Asby shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY679132
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CA16
Dialling code 017683
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°30′47″N 2°29′42″W / 54.513°N 2.495°W / 54.513; -2.495Coordinates: 54°30′47″N 2°29′42″W / 54.513°N 2.495°W / 54.513; -2.495

Great Asby is a village in Cumbria, England. Historically part of Westmorland, it is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) south east of Penrith and approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Its name is said to be derived from the Old Norse: askr, meaning ash and by, meaning farm.[1]

In present times the village is used mainly by the farming community.[1]

The village’s church is St Peter's Church, which was built between 1863 and 1866.[1]


Asby Gill runs through the middle of Great Asby although this gill tends more commonly to be dry except after heavy rain.[2]

Located about 2 12 miles (4.0 km) south west of the village is Great Asby Scar, which has been declared a national nature reserve, partly due to its limestone geology and also the flora that grow in its limestone pavement areas.[3]

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