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[ter]minated by a spacious market-place, where an old castle, consisting of a square tower, overlooks the town. In this castle are held the courts of the liberty and manor of Furness, of which the Duke of Buccleugh and Lord Beaulieu are lords. Romney, the portrait-painter, was born at a place called Beckside, in Dalton. Population, 3229; market-day, Saturday.
  Furness Abbey
FURNESS ABBEY.- For a detailed account of it, see page 6. [1]
In returning from Dalton, the tourist may take the Urswick road, over Birkrigg, the top of which commands an extensive prospect of the sea and the Isle of Man, with the surrounding mountains.

Ulverston to Bowness-on-Windermere

6Lowick Bridge6
8Coniston Water Head16
4Ferry House23
  Lowick Bridge
Lowick Bridge crosses the Crake, which issues out of Coniston Water. At the separation of the Broughton and Hawkshead roads, there is a very fine view of Coniston Water, and the mountains about its head.
[] We gladly refer the lake tourist and lover of antiquity to a newly-published work, entitled 'Furness and Furness Abbey.' The mass of information here contained, its pictorial and other embellishments, and the superior excellence of its typography, deserve for it an extensive circulation, and reflect the utmost credit on its publisher, Mr. D. ATKINSON, of Ulverston.
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