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placename:- Aira
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
locality
coordinates:- NY404205
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4020

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 28:-
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Tradition tells us, that the adjoining lands, which go by the name of Airey, were formerly the property of a chieftan who fell in battle: upon this, his servants, five in number, divided their late master's estates amongst themselves, each taking such a parcel of ground as should include an equal value, and partake of every variety of soil.

placename:- Airey
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

button   Aira Beck
button   Aira Bridge, Matterdale
button   Aira Farm, Matterdale
button   Aira Force, Matterdale
button   Aira Point, Matterdale
button   station, Park Brow

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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