CARNFORTH, a township in Warton parish, Lancashire; on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, 6 miles NNE of Lancaster. It has a r. station with telegraph, a post office under Lancaster, six blast furnaces erected in 1865, and an endowed school used as a church. Acres, 1,492. Real property, £2,269. Pop., 393. Houses, 82. A subterranean brook bursts up here, after having run 2 miles under ground from a limestone cavern at Dunald-mill-hole. The Furness and Ulverston railway makes its junction with the Lancaster and Carlisle at Carnforth; and the Furness and Midland, connecting the former with the Little Northwestern, and opened in 1867, goes hence to Wennington.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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|Emmanuel Congregational, Carnforth|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic, Carnforth|
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"CARNFORTH, a township in the parish of Warton, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N. of Lancaster. It is a station on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, and the point of junction of the Ulverston and Lancaster railway with that line. The Kendal canal passes by this place. There are charitable bequests for the poor, worth about £5 a year."
In 1835 Carnforth was a township in the parish of Warton.
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