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Ulverston, Cumbria

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Ulverston, Cumbria

Ulverston is a market town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in north-west England. Historically part of Lancashire, the town is located in the Furness area, close to the Lake District, and just north of Morecambe Bay and neighboured by Swarthmoor, Pennington and Rosside. Ulverston's most visible landmark is Hoad Monument, a concrete structure built in 1850 to commemorate statesman and local resident Sir John Barrow.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Post townULVERSTON
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD2878
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01229
Population11,524 (2001)
 

Other names by which Ulverston, Cumbria has been known in the past

Ooston

Ulverston, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ulverston (popularly Ooston), seaport and market town, par., and township, Furness dist., N. Lancashire, near the influx of the Leven to Morecambe Bay, 8½ miles NE. of Barrow in Furness and 257 miles from London by rail - par., 27,342 ac., pop. 13,394; town and township, 3120 ac., pop. 10,008; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Ulverston is about a mile from the estuary of the Leven, with which it is connected by a ship canal. Although ancient as regards situation, it is quite a modern town. It has blast furnaces, boiler works, a shoe factory, and a paper-mill. The shipping trade is chiefly in exporting the slate and iron ore with which the neighbourhood abounds.

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