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Hornby, Lancashire
county:-   Lancashire
locality type:-   buildings
1Km square:-   SD5868
10Km square:-   SD56

evidence:-   old text:- Brathwaite 1638
placename:-  Horneby
source data:-   Poem, Drunken Barbaby's Four Journeys to the North of England, by Richard Brathwaite, 1638, published 1716-1818 at least.
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Page 123:-  "... [horse fairs] ..."
"Thence to Horneby, Seat renowned,"
"'Thus with Gain are Worldlings drowned;"
"Secret-sacred Thirst of Treasure"
"Makes my Bullocks my best Pleasure:"
"Should Love wooe me, I'd not have her,"
"'It is Gain yields sweetest favour."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769 
Page 218:-  "..."
"... I came to Hornby, a little town on the river Wenning, over which a handsome bridge is now built; the castle, in a lordly situation, attracted me, so I walked up the hill to it; ..."
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Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century 
Page 242:-  "..."
"... The vale of Lonsdale ... presented us in succession with the different seats and villages that adorn it: ...; Tunstal, Melling, Hornby and its castle, to the south; ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 174:-  "HORNBY - 'unquestionably the Manse of Horne, a Saxon name,' - is a neat little town watered by the river Wenning, and situated near the confluence of that river with the Lune. ..."
"The Church was begun by Edward, Lord Mounteagle, in consequence, as tradition reports, of a vow made on Flodden Field. The octagon tower alone, which retains his arms, encircled with the Garter, was finished by himself. It bears the following inscription:"
"E. Stanley: miles : dux : Mounteagle : me : fieri : fecit."
"The choir was completed by his executors in an inferior manner. In the Churchyard remains the tall base of a very singular and ancient cross, a ponderous block of freestone."
"To the west of the Church is a small Catholic Chapel, the officiating priest of which is Dr. Lingard, the celebrated historian, who lives, as he has lived respected for nearly forty years, in the residence adjoining."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Hornby
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Hornby
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
blocks, settlement 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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