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Waitby, Cumbria

Waitby is a small village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. The parish contains two small villages, Waitby and Smardale, plus the small hamlets of Riddlesay, Stripes and Leases, all of which are in the farmed and enclosured northern part at an elevation of around 200–300m. The southern half of the parish is mostly heath and unused for agriculture, it rises to Smardale fell; which it includes, at elevations between 300 and 400m.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY7508
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01768
Population60 (2001)

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

Waitby, township, in par. and 1½ mile W. of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, 1183 ac., pop. 68.

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

WAITBY, a township, in the parish of KirkbyStephen, East ward and union, county of Westmorland, 1¾ mile (W.) from Kirkby-Stephen; containing 54 inhabitants. It comprises 972 acres, of which 450 are common or waste land. A school was erected in 1680, by James Highmore, citizen of London, who endowed it with £400, now producing £40 per annum, and who also left £5. 5. per annum to the poor.

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