Ousby

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Ousby
Cumberland
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Melmerby Hall
Location
Grid reference: NY6234
Location: 54°42’18"N, 2°34’55"W
Data
Population: 362  (2001)
Post town: Penrith
Postcode: CA10
Dialling code: 01768
Local Government
Council: Eden
Parliamentary
constituency:
Penrith and The Border

Ousby is a village and parish in northern Cumberland. The civil parish had a population of 362 in 2001; which includes the ancient parish of Melmerby to the north; and the hamlets of Crewgarth, Row, Shire and Townhead.

The village is about a mile south of the village of Melmerby, near the A686 road. Ousby Fell rises to the east of the village.

Ousby is a Thankful Village, one those few parishes which suffered no casualties during the First World War, and the only such village in the county.

About the village

The parish church is St Lukes, in the Diocese of Carlisle: it is outside the village, beyond Row, up the Ardale Beck. It has recently been restored. The church has two stained glass windows - the three light East window contains an image of St Luke by John Scott of Carlisle, while the other window - in the south-east of the nave - 'Pro Patria' - is a memorial to those who fell in World War I, albeit that Ousby, uniquely in Cumberland, was spared any loss.

Another chapel stands in Townhead.

Ousby has a pub called the Fox Inn and a camp site.

References

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