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"HARRINGTON, a parish and small seaport in the ward of Allerdale-above-Derwent, county Cumberland, 2½ miles S. of Workington, and 5 N. of Whitehaven. It is a station on the Whitehaven Junction railway. The town, which consists of several streets, is of modern date, having a small pier harbour at Bellaport, and is a subport to Whitehaven. There is a fixed light 44 feet high, erected 1797, and seen 11 miles distant on the coast." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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