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BLAWITH, a township-chapelry in Ulverston parish, Lancashire; on the river Crake, 4 miles NW of Foxfield r. station, and 6 N of Ulverston. Post Town, Newby Bridge, under Newton-in-Cartmel. Acres, 2,620. Real property, £1,082. Pop., 193. Houses, 39. The property is much subdivided. Much of the surface is upland moor. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £63. Patrons, Messrs. Petty and Postlethwaite. The church is an edifice of slatestone and red sandstone, in the pointed style, and was built in 1862. Charities, £10.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)




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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BLAWITH, a chapelry in the parish of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N. of Ulverston. It lies near the south end of Coniston Water. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, of the value of £63, in the patronage of T. R. G. Braddyll, Esq. There is a school with a small endowment, and other charities of trifling value."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Blawith was a chapelry and a township in the parish of Ulverston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Blawith was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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