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     BURTON, a parish and market-town in Lonsdale ward, Westmoreland, 5 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, 11 from Lancaster, and 250½ from London, on the borders of Lancashire; containing 123 houses and 548 inhabitants. It has a canal navigation joining the rivers Ribble, Dee, Mersey, Humber, Severn, and Thames. The town is well built, and has a good market on Thursday. Fair on Whit-Monday. It is a vicarage, value 15 l. 17 s.
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