Kirkby Thore

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Maiden Way

The Maiden Way Roman road led north from Bravoniacum to Epiacum (Whitley Castle), and thence to Magnae (Carvoran) on Hadrian's Wall, where it joined the Stanegate road running from west to east.
The Maiden Way or Maidenway (Middle English: Maydengathe; ) was a roughly 20 mi Roman road in northern Britain connecting the Roman fort of Bravoniacum (Kirkby Thore) near Penrith with that of Magnae (Carvoran) on Hadrian's Wall, via the intermediate fort of Epiacum roughly half-way between the two.

Tebay

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It was reported in 2016 that LIDAR technology has revealed another Roman road running southwest from Kirkby Thore to the Roman fort at Low Borrowbridge near Tebay.
Another road, recently discovered using LIDAR, linked the fort at Low Borrowbridge with the fort to the north at Kirkby Thore, and thence to Whitley Castle and then Carvoran on Hadrian's Wall.

Whitley Castle

Epiacum
The Maiden Way Roman road led north from Bravoniacum to Epiacum (Whitley Castle), and thence to Magnae (Carvoran) on Hadrian's Wall, where it joined the Stanegate road running from west to east.
The Maiden Way road connected Whitley Castle to the fort of Magnae (Carvoran) on Hadrian's Wall to the north, and the fort of Bravoniacum (Kirkby Thore) on the Carlisle-York road to the south.

Magnis (Carvoran)

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The Maiden Way Roman road led north from Bravoniacum to Epiacum (Whitley Castle), and thence to Magnae (Carvoran) on Hadrian's Wall, where it joined the Stanegate road running from west to east.
The Maiden Way ran south from Magnae to Bravoniacum (Kirkby Thore near Penrith).

Settle–Carlisle line

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British Gypsum has a private siding on the Settle-Carlisle Railway which passes to the north of the village.
Coal from the Hunterston coal terminal in Scotland is carried to power stations in Yorkshire, and gypsum is transported from Hull Docks and Drax Power Station to the British Gypsum plasterboard factory at Kirkby Thore.

Helen Skelton

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Siblings Helen Skelton and Gavin Skelton grew up in a farm near the village and attended Kirkby Thore Primary School before transferring to Appleby Grammar School.
Skelton was born on 19 July 1983, in Carlisle, Cumbria, England, and brought up on a dairy farm in the village of Kirkby Thore.

A66 road

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The busy A66 road runs through the western edge of the village.
It follows the A1(M) south to Scotch Corner, from where it continues west across the Pennines, past Brough, Appleby, Kirkby Thore, Temple Sowerby and Penrith until it reaches Junction 40 of the M6 motorway at Skirsgill Interchange, where traffic going towards Western Scotland turns onto the northbound M6.

Listed buildings in Kirkby Thore

Kirkby Thore is a civil parish in the Eden District, Cumbria, England.

BPB plc

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British Gypsum has a private siding on the Settle-Carlisle Railway which passes to the north of the village.
British Gypsum has plants at Barrow upon Soar in Leicestershire, Kirkby Thore in Cumbria, Mountfield near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, Sherburn-in-Elmet in North Yorkshire and East Leake.

Drax Power Station

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Currently it is more economic to use desulpho-gypsum transported by rail from Drax Power Station than to mine it locally but this depends on Drax continuing.
The gypsum is sold exclusively to British Gypsum, and it is transported by rail to their plants at Kirkby Thore (on the Settle-Carlisle Line), East Leake (on the former Great Central Main Line) and occasionally to Robertsbridge (on the Hastings Line).

Village

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Kirkby Thore is a small village and civil parish in Cumbria, England at.

Civil parish

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Kirkby Thore is a small village and civil parish in Cumbria, England at.

Cumbria

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Kirkby Thore is a small village and civil parish in Cumbria, England at.

Lake District

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It is close to the Lake District national park and the Cumbrian Pennines.

National park

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It is close to the Lake District national park and the Cumbrian Pennines.

Pennines

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It is close to the Lake District national park and the Cumbrian Pennines.

Appleby-in-Westmorland

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The market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is about 5 miles away, and the larger town of Penrith is about 8 miles away.

Penrith, Cumbria

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The market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is about 5 miles away, and the larger town of Penrith is about 8 miles away.

Historic counties of England

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It is in the historic county of Westmorland.

Westmorland

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It is in the historic county of Westmorland.

Holmcultram Abbey

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The place-name 'Kirkby Thore' is first attested in 1179 in the 'Register of Holm Cultram', where it appears as Kirkebythore.

Old Norse

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Kirkby means 'church village' or 'village with a church', whilst Thore is an Old Norse personal name related to the god Thor.

Thor

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Kirkby means 'church village' or 'village with a church', whilst Thore is an Old Norse personal name related to the god Thor.

Roman roads

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The Maiden Way Roman road led north from Bravoniacum to Epiacum (Whitley Castle), and thence to Magnae (Carvoran) on Hadrian's Wall, where it joined the Stanegate road running from west to east.