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     CONISTONE, a chapelry to the parish of Ulverstone, hundred of Lonsdale, Lancaster, 2 miles from Hawkeshead, and 274 from London; containing 63 houses and 286 inhabitants. It stands near the lake called Conistone Water, being about 6 miles long, and nearly 1 in breadth; its greatest depth is about 40 fathoms: the shores are frequently indented, and the bays open in a variety of forms, producing the finest char in England.
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