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placename:- Allonby Bay
parish Allonby parish, once in Cumberland
parish Hayton and Mealo parish, once in Cumberland
parish Oughterside and Allerby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
bay
coordinates:- NY0641
10Km square:- NY04

1Km square NY0641

old text:- Camden 1789 -- possibly relevant

Camden's location is not clear
Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 172:-
...
The shore proceeding strait from hence [Maryport], presently forms such a bending winding bay, that it seems to be MORICAMBE, which Ptolemy places hereabouts. The situation and name of the place agree; for the aestuary bends in, and Moricambe signifies in British crooked sea. ...

placename:- Moricambe
person:- : Ptolemy
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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