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     ULVERSTONE, a market-town and parish in the hundred of Lonsdale, Lancaster, situated near the Leven, 20 miles from Kendal and 270 from London; containing 607 houses and 2937 inhabitants, of whom 333 were returned as being employed in various trades. By means of a canal, lately cut, vessels of 150 tons can approach the town, carrying on a considerable traffic, in the export of iron ore, limestone, and corn; and in the neighbourhood, are several furnaces and smelting houses. The church stands in a field, a small distance from the town, a white building having a square tower, containing 3 bells. This town has a small theatre. Market on Monday, and its fairs are Holy Thursday, and the Thursday, after 23d October. It is a curacy.
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