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Pennington in Furness

PENNINGTON, a parish in Ulverston district, Lancashire; near the Furness railway, 1¾ mile W S W of Ulverston. It has a post-office under Ulverston. Acres, 2,767. Real property, £18,436; of which £7,500 are in mines, and £2,732 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 489; in 1861, 879. Houses, 163. The increase of pop. arose from extension of mining operations. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Pennington family. Iron ore is very largely mined. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £260.* Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church was rebuilt in 1825. There is a parochial school.

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



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Pennington parish from Mannix & Co., History, Topography and Directory of Westmorland, 1851.



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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "PENNINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, county Lancaster, 1½ mile W. of Ulveston, its post town, and 3 miles N.E. of Dalton. The village, which is of small extent, is chiefly agricultural. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the iron-ore mines at Lindale Moor and Carkettle. The soil is of a sandy and marly nature, with a gravelly subsoil. Above a third of the parish was formerly in common, but was enclosed under an Act obtained in 1821. Blue slate is abundant. The impropriation belongs to the Arabic Professorship in the University of Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle, value £204, in the patronage of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, has a tower containing two bells. It was rebuilt in 1825 at an outlay of £550. The register dates from 1623. The parochial charities produce about £3 per annum, which goes to Fell's school. There is a parochial school for both sexes. Lord Muncaster is lord of the manor."

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Pennington in Furness 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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