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     RAVENGLASS, a market town in the parish of Muncaster, Allerdale ward, above Derwent, Cumberland, situated at the mouths of the rivers Irt and Eske, where they unite and form a harbour near the Irish Sea, 24 miles from Cockermouth, and 284 from London. The town is well built, has a good charity school, and an extensive fishery. The population of this place was omitted to be returned. The market is on Saturday, and its fairs are the 8th June and 5th August.
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