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WALNEY, an island and a chapelry in Dalton-in-Furness parish, Lancashire. The island is separated from Lower Furness by a narrow strait; adjoins, in its central part, the harbour and town of Barrow-in-Furness; extends south-south-eastward, from the month of the Duddon's estuary to the N side of the entrance of Morecambe bay; measures 8 miles in length, and nowhere more than 1 mile in breadth; is low, flat, and distributed into about a dozen farms; contains two small villages; is surmounted, at the S end, by a lighthouse 68 feet high, erected in 1790; and has a post-office under Barrow-in-Furness. The chapelry includes one or two neighbouring islets; and its statistics are returned with the parish. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £140. Patron, the Vicar of Dalton. The church is recent. There is a national school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
- St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Church of England
- Teesdale Rd, North Scale, Methodist New Connexion
- Vickerstown Methodist Church, The Promenade, Vickerstown, Wesleyan Methodist
- Douglas St, Jehovah's Witness
- St Andrew, Douglas St, Presbyterian
- St Columba, Church Lane, Roman Catholic
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