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Sheep Island, Walney Island
Sheep Island
locality:-   Walney Island
civil parish:-   Barrow-in-Furness (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   island
coordinates:-   SD214639
1Km square:-   SD2163
10Km square:-   SD26

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 27 8) 
placename:-  Sheep Island
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  Sheep Isle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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There are the remains of a hospital on the island. A ship arriving in Walney Channel with yellow fever aboard had to fly the quarantine flag, yellow. The sick were put off on the island.

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