Moresby, Cumbria

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Moresby
Wind Turbines Solway Firth - geograph.org.uk - 555363.jpg
Low Moresby looking towards Lowca
Moresby is located in Cumbria
Moresby
Moresby
Moresby shown within Cumbria
Population1,997 (2011)
OS grid referenceNY9919
Civil parish
  • Moresby
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWHITEHAVEN
Postcode districtCA 28
Dialling code01946
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°33′36″N 3°33′04″W / 54.560°N 3.551°W / 54.560; -3.551Coordinates: 54°33′36″N 3°33′04″W / 54.560°N 3.551°W / 54.560; -3.551

Moresby is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of Copeland in Cumbria, England. It had a population of 1,280 at the 2001 census, increasing to 1,997 at the 2011 Census.[1] Moresby sits on Cumbria's west coast. Moresby does not contain Moresby Hall (this is in Lowca) which is one of only three Grade I listed buildings in Copeland.[2] The name of the hall and the village is thought to come from a family who settled in the area.

Etymology[edit]

The " 'bȳ of Maurice'... a saint popular on the continent." [3] 'Bȳ' is Old English from the Old Norse 'býr', meaning 'hamlet', 'village'.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward is not the complete area of Moresby parish and at the 2011 Census had a population of 1,448.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics: Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Copeland Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 23 November 2010
  3. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xxi. Part 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 421.
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 June 2015.

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