Ulverston, Cumbria

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Ulverston is a town in Cumbria

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Ulverston within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Ulverston in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Ulverston (popularly Ooston), seaport and market town, par., and township, Furness dist., N. Lancashire, near the influx of the Leven to Morecambe Bay, 8½ miles NE. of Barrow in Furness and 257 miles from London by rail - par., 27,342 ac., pop. 13,394; town and township, 3120 ac., pop. 10,008; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Ulverston is about a mile from the estuary of the Leven, with which it is connected by a ship canal. Although ancient as regards situation, it is quite a modern town. It has blast furnaces, boiler works, a shoe factory, and a paper-mill. The shipping trade is chiefly in exporting the slate and iron ore with which the neighbourhood abounds.

Ulverston in the Domesday Book

A village in Amounderness hundred, in the county of Yorkshire.

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