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In the neighbourhood is Holker Hall, the seat of Lord G. Cavendish, in which there is a fine collection of paintings.
  Leven Sands
Between this place and Ulverstone, the Leven Sands must be crossed, which are very dangerous in consequence of their constant shifting, and are three miles in breadth.

(Vulgarly Ooston,) though ancient as regards its foundation, is modern in its appearance. Neat and cheerful looking, from the houses being roughcast and whitewashed, it stands on uneven ground, at the foot of green and sloping eminences, and is the mart for the agricultural and mineral productions of Furness. The market-place is ornamented with a modern cross of cast-iron, erected in 1821; and there are four spacious streets, from which several small ones branch off. Being about a mile from the Leven, a canal, cut in 1795, enables vessels of small tonnage to come up to the town. Considerable quantities of iron-ore and wrought-iron are exported to different places. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, stands at a little distance from the town, under a hill; it was enlarged and nearly rebuilt in 1804, and consists of a nave , chancel, and aisles, adorned with several monuments of the Dodding and Braddyll families. The east window represents, in painted glass, the four Evangelists, and Christ risen from the sepulchre, after-
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