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Daisey Bank, 21/2 miles S.S.E. of Manchester

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Daisey Hillock, west Houghton

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Dale Fold, 2 miles S.E. of Whitnall

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Dale Head, (Furness) N.E. extremity of the county

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Dallum, 2 miles N.N.W. of Warrington

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Dallum Moss, 2 miles S.W. of Winwick

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DALTON, 1 mile N. of Up Holland

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DALTON, 11 miles N.E. of Lancaster

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DALTON, (N. lat 54. 6". W. lon. 3. 4".) 5 miles S.W. of Ulverston, and 265 miles from London, a market town in Furness, and a parish in the deanry of Furness and Cartmel. The living is a vicarage; patron, the King. Market day, Saturday. Fairs, June 6th. and October 23d. for horses, horned cattle, &c. In the market place is an old tower, built by the Abbots of Furness, for the imprisonment of debtors within the liberty; but at present it is only used for a court baron held here every three weeks, for the recovery of debts under forty shillings. The Duke of Burclough and Lord Beaulieu are the Lords of the liberty, which includes the parishes of Dalton, Aldingham, Urswick, Pennington, Ulverston, Coulton, Hawkshead, Coniston, Broughton and Kirkley. In the year 1801, Dalton contained 241 houses, and 1125 inhabitants

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Dam House, Astley

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Dam House, near Hayton

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Dam House Gill, Over Wyer's Dale

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Dandybirk, in Claughton

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Dansons, in Barnacre

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DARCEY LEVER, 2 miles S.E. of Bolton-le-moors

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Darcey Lever Hall, 1 mile S.S.E. of Bolton-le-moors

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Darley, 2 miles S.S.E. of Bolton-le-moors

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Darwen, (The river) rises in Over Darwen, and Haslingden Booth, the branches forming a junction at Lower Darwen, it flows to the south of Blackburn, whence it receives a small stream, which rises near Oswaldtwistle; afterwards it winds to the west, and joins the Ribble, near Walton Le Dale

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DARWEN (Lower), 2 miles S. of Blackburn

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DARWEN (Over), 4 miles S. of Blackburn

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Darwen Chapel, in the parish of Blackburn, is a chapel of ease, on a bleak, elevated, but remarkably healthy situation, about 4 miles S. of Blackburn; patron, the vicar of Blackburn. At this place is also a chapel belonging to dissenters of the Presbyterian persuasion.

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Darwen Moor, 5 miles S. of Blackburn

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Darwens, near Balderstone

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Dauber's Lane, near Eccleston

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Davies Yate, in Dutton

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Davy Field, near Eccleshill

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Davy Hulme, (in the township of Barton, and parish of Eccles) 7 miles W.S.W. of Manchester

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Dawford Bridge, Chardgeley

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DEAN, 11/2 mile W.S.W. of Bolton-le-moors, a rural village and parish, in the deanry of Manchester. The living is a vicarage, patron the king. It has two chapels of ease under it, viz. Horwich, and west Houghton, in the presentation, of the vicar of Dean

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Dean Head, 5 miles N.E. of Rochdale

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Dean House, near Burnley

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Dean Moor, near Bolton

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Dean Yate, in Halliwell

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Deanes Estate, Rainhill

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Dencombes, in Bilsborough

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DENDRON, (Low Furness) in the parish of Aldingham, 5 miles S.S.W. of Ulverston; has a chapel of ease, patron, the rector of Aldingham

 

Denham Hall, 3 miles N. of Chorley

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DENTON, 3 miles S.S.W. of Ashton-under-line, is in the parish of Manchester, and has a chapel of ease, the living being a perpetual curacy: patron the Earl of Wilton. A great proportion of the population of the township find employment in the manufactory of hats

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Denton Green, near Eccleston

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Denton Hall, 5 miles E.S.E. of Manchester

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DERBY, (commonly called West Derby, to distinguish it from the county town of Derbyshire) gives name to the hundred in which it is situated, and the title of Earl to the noble family of Stanley. It is in the parish of Walton, under which it has a chapel of ease, called Derby Chapel, 4 miles N.E. of Liverpool; patron, the rector of Walton

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Dewhurst, near Great Harwood

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Dewhurst Houses, 1 mile N.E. of Ribchester

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Dewhursts, 4 miles N. of Blackburn

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Dick's Mill, near Poulton in the Fylde

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Dickson's Hill, Hoghton

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DIDSBURY, in the parish of, and distant 6 miles S. of Manchester. The church has a tower, and a pleasant peal of bells. The living is a perpetual curacy: patron, W. Broome, Esq.

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Diggles Fold, near Prestwich

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Dimples, 1 mile S.S.E. of Garstang

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DINKLEY, 5 miles N. of Blackburn

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Dinkley Hall, 6 miles N. of Blackburn

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Dinkley Moor, 5 miles N. of Blackburn

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Ditchfield Green, near Ditton

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DITTON, 8 miles W. of Warrington

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Ditton Mills, 12 miles W. of Warrington

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Dixon Green, 9 miles N.W. of Manchester. The coals got here are of a superior quality

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Dob Lane, 3 miles E.N.E. of Manchester, where there is a small dissenting chapel belonging to the Presbyterians

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Dob Lane Head, Tottington-lower-end

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DOCKER, 10 miles N.N.E. of Lancaster

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Docker Park, near Docker

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Dog House, Withington, 4 miles S. of Manchester

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Dogs, in Halliwell

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Dolphinholme, 6 miles S.S.E. of Lancaster

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Dolphinlea Ridge, 1 mile N.N.E. of Lancaster

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Dones, 1 mile S.W. of Liverpool

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Donnishaw, Over Wyers Dale

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Donnyshop, 4 miles N.N.W. of Haslingden

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Douglas, (The river) rises in the neighbourhood of Blackrod, flows by Wigan to the westward, till in the neighbourhood of Croston, it is joined by the Yarrow and the Lostock, and proceeding onward, it falls into the estuary of the Ribble, at Much Hole. This river was made navigable from Wigan to its mouth, by act of Parliament obtained in 1719, but not fully carried into effect till 1727. The Douglas navigation has been since purchased by the Proprietors of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, who have in part substituted an artificial, for the natural course of the river.

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DOUGLAS CHAPEL, near the river Douglas, is a chapel of ease, in the parish of Eccleston, about 1 mile E.S.E. of Newburg; patron, the rector of Eccleston

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Dova Haw, a small island between the island of Old Barrow, and the island of Walney

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Dove Cotes, in Little Harwood

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Dove Stones, at the edge of the county, near Boulsworth Hill

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Dovelow Stones, 7 miles N.E. of Rochdale, on the borders of the counties of York and Lancaster

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Dow Crag, (Furness) near Goat's Water

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DOWN HOLLAND, 2 miles N.W. of Aughton

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Down Holland Hall, 21/2 miles E.N.E. of Altcar

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Downall Green, 1 mile N.W. of Ashton in Makerfield

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DOWNHAM, 3 miles N.E. of Clitheroe, is in the parish of Whalley, under which it has a chapel of ease; patron, A. Curzon, Esq.

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Downham Hall, 1 mile N.N.E. of Downham

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Downy Field, near Middleton, 4 miles S.W. of Lancaster

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Dragley, (Furness) 1/2 mile S. of Ulverston

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DROYLSDEN, 4 miles E. of Manchester

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Drummer's Dale, 5 miles N.N.W. of Ormskirk

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Drummer's Field, 11/2 mile N.W. of Ashton in Makerfield

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Drysoil, near Allerton

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Dubty, (Furness) at the south end of Easthwaite Water

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Duckworth Hall, 3 miles E.S.E. of Blackburn

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Duckworth Hill, 3 miles E.S.E. of Blackburn

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Duddon, (The river) in Furness, which separates Lancashire from Cumberland, widening into the estuary, known by the name of Duddon Water, and Duddon Sands

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Duddon Bridge, (Furness) 1 mile W.N.W. of Broughton

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Duddon Sands, (Furness) the Sands which appear nearly dry at the receding of the tide from the estuary of Duddon, at which time they are passable with a guide, from Kirkby Ireleth.

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Duddon Water, (Furness) an estuary formed at the mouth of the river Duddon, below Broughton, extending southward to the N.E. of Walney Island, (nearly 10 miles) and from 2 to 3 miles broad. When the tide is in, this is a beautiful piece of water, but when the tide is out, it is nearly dry.

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Dumplington, in Barton, 6 miles W.S.W. of Manchester

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Dungeon Salt Works, near Hale

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Dunken Hall, the seat of Lord Petre, near Church

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Dunkirk, 1 mile W. of Leyland

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Dunkirk, 3 miles N. of Bolton-le-Moors

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Dunkirk Chapel, (parish of Whalley) in the township of Altham, is a chapel of ease to Whalley; patron, A. Curzon, Esq.

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Dunnack Shaw, 4 miles N.N.E. of Haslingden

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DUNNERDALE, (Furness) 5 miles N. of Broughton. In this township is situated Seathwaite Chapel, in the parish of Kirkby Ireleth, to which it is a chapel of ease; patron, W. Penny, Esq. In this township are some excellent slate quarries

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Dupleth Hill, Castleton

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Durton, 4 miles N. of Preston

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DUTTON, the township which joins Ribchester to the N. and N.E.

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DUXBURY, 2 miles S.S.E. of Chorley

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Duxbury Hall, the seat of Sir F. Standish, Bart. 11/2 mile S. of Chorley

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Dwerry House Green, 3 miles N.E. of Liverpool

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Dyke Nook, S.W. extremity of Tatham

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