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placename:- Ulverston
other name:- U'stan ?
other name:- Oostan ?
parish Ulverston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- selected place; twinned town
coordinates:- SD289783
10Km square:- SD27
place code:- Ulvr

1Km square SD2878

photograph

Ulverston -- Ulverston -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Ulverston, motto:- -- 'OPTIMUM SUFFICIT' -- 6.7.2007

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 16 3)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Ulverston
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

text:- Mason 1907 (edn 1930)

Page 31:-
...
... Ulverston, the next largest town, is also busily engaged in the iron trade.
date:- 1907
period:- 1900s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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ULVERSTON
blocks, settlement, and a cross, a church, on a minimal street plan

placename:- Ulverston
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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ULVERSTONE

placename:- Ulverstone
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 4:-
...
ULVERSTONE.
(Vulgarly Ooston,) though ancient as regards its foundation, is modern in its appearance. Neat and cheerful looking, from the houses being roughcast and whitewashed, it stands on uneven ground, at the foot of green and sloping eminences, and is the mart for the agricultural and mineral productions of Furness. The market-place is ornamented with a modern cross of cast-iron, erected in 1821; and there are four spacious streets, from which several small ones branch off. Being about a mile from the Leven, a canal, cut in 1795, enables vessels of small tonnage to come up to the town. Considerable quantities of iron-ore and wrought-iron are exported to different places. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, stands at a little distance from the town, ...
... Instruction and amusement are supplied to the inhabitants by libraries, a theatre, and an assembly-room; and the economical habits of the poor are encouraged and upheld by a savings' bank.
Page 156:-
...
ULVERSTON is the capital of Furness, and a flourishing market-town and port. A new church has lately been erected, and there are several dissenting meeting-houses. The old church, dedicated to St. Mary, was enlarged in 1804, and is now one of the handsomest churches in Lancashire. There is a coach daily to and from Lancaster. Population, 5352; inns, Sun and Braddyll Arms. In this neighbourhood are Conishead Priory, ... and Swarthmoor Hall, ...

placename:- Ulverstone
other name:- Ulverston
other name:- Oooston
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 95:-
ULVERSTON
Is a neat market town, containing 4786 inhabitants and two good inns, the Sun, and the Bradyll's Arms. It communicates with the channel of the Leven by a canal admitting vessels of considerable burden.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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ULVERSTON

placename:- Ulverston

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... by Lever Sands to Ulvernton, Dalton, ...

placename:- Ulvernton
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Ulverton / 267
blocks, upright lowercase text; town, distance from London

placename:- Ulverton
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 319-320
Ulverstone
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page 468-470
To Ulverstone, as p.319
market town
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page 653-654
Ulverston
market town
INNS, ... Ulverston, Bradyll's Arms, Sun.
Adjoining Ulverston, Thomas Sunderland, Esq.

placename:- Ulverstone
person:- : Sunderland, Thomas
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 132:-
...
... Ulverston, memorable for the grant of a moiety of it by Edward III. to John Coupland, a gallant soldier, whom he advanced to the rank of banneret for taking David II. king of Scots prisoner at the battle of Durham. But after his death the same king bestowed it with other estates in this county, and the title of earl of Bedford on Ingelram lord Coucy, who had married his daughter Isabell, and whose ancestors had great possessions in England in right of Christiana de Lindesay.
... ...

placename:- Ulverston
person:- : Edward III
person:- : Coupland, John
person:- : David II, King of Scots
event:- battle : Battle of Durham
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 142:-
...
Ulverston, the key and mart of Furness, has a good market, and fits out 70 ships for the coasting trade. ...
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
ULVERSTON
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placename:- Ulverston
building/s; town
county:- Lancashire

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Preface:-
... MR. WEST, late of Ulverston, author of this tract, and also of the Antiquities of Furness, is supposed to have had the chief part of his education on the Continent, where he afterwards presided as a professor in some of the branches of natural philosophy: whence it will appear, that, though upon some account or other, he had not acquired the habit of composing correctly in English, he must nevertheless have been a man of learning. He had seen many parts of Europe, and considered what was extraordinary in them with a curious, if not with judicious, and philosophic eye. Having in the latter part of his life much leasure time on his hands, he frequently accompanied genteel parties on the Tour of the Lakes; ...
...
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Ulverston, the London of Furness, is a neat town, at the foot of a swift descent of hills to the south-east. The streets are regular, and excellently well paved. The weekly market for Low-Furness has been long established here, to the prejudice of Dalton, the ancient capital of Furness. The articles of export, are iron-ore in great quantities, pig and bar iron, oats, barley, beans, potatoes,
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bark, and limestone. The principal inns are kept by the guides, who regularly pass to and from Lancaster, on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday, in every week.
person:- : West, Thomas
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Ulverston
circle, tower, on road

placename:- Ulverston
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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ylverston
circle; village or town

placename:- Ylverston
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Ulverston
circle, buildings and towers; town

placename:- Ulverston
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Ulverston N.W.
and tabulated distances

placename:- Ulverston
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Ulverston
dot, circle, and tower

placename:- Ulverston
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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Ulferston

placename:- Ulferston
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old print:- Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Ulverston, Lancashire, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.106 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
ULVERSTON.

placename:- Ulverston
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

market notes:- see:- Palmer's Index No.93:: Public Record Office

see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- : 1889: Market Rights and Tolls: HM Government

Thursday market to be held at the manor, granted by Edward I to Robert de Lancastria, 11 September 1280; listed in the Calendar of Charter Rolls.
Letter patent for a market at Ulverston, 8 Ed 1, 1279-80, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.
Market listed by HM Government, 1888.

other name:- Ulverston
market town
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Lancastria, Robert de
date:- 1280; 1792; 1888

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ulverston -- Ulverston -- Cumbria / -- Sign on Hartleys brewery. -- 6.7.2007

hearsay Ulverston had a town crier, the bellman. In his diary, February 1812, William Fleming noted that he used a depute to call a shawl found by the town watchman, as the official bellman was sick. The depute was a William Sandys:-


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button   Canal Head Foundry, Ulverston
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