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Colby, Cumbria

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Colby, Cumbria

Colby is a small village and civil parish in the Eden District of the English county of Cumbria. It is near the village of Bolton to the north and the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland to the east. A little over a mile to the north-west are the ruins of Bewley Castle, a medieval residence of the bishops of Carlisle.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY6620
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01768
Population120 (2001)

Colby, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Colby, hamlet, Appleby St Lawrence par., N. Westmorland, on river Eden, 1½ mile W. of Appleby.

Colby, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

COLBY, a township, in the parish of St. Lawrence, Appleby, East ward and union, county of Westmorland, 1½ mile (W. by N.) from Appleby; containing 156 inhabitants. The village is situated on an eminence, at the base of which flows the river Eden.

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