Moresby, Cumbria

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Coordinates: 54°33′36″N 3°33′04″W / 54.560°N 3.551°W / 54.560; -3.551

Moresby
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Low Moresby looking towards Lowca
Moresby is located in Cumbria
Moresby
Moresby
 Moresby shown within Cumbria
Population 1,280 (2001)
OS grid reference NY9919
Civil parish Moresby
District Copeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WHITEHAVEN
Postcode district CA 28
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Copeland
List of places
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Cumbria

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. Moresby sits on Cumbria's west coast. Moresby contains Moresby Hall which is one of only three Grade I listed buildings in Copeland.[1] 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." [2] 'Bȳ' is Old English from the Old Norse 'býr', meaning 'hamlet', 'village'.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Copeland Retrieved 23 November 2010
  2. ^ 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.