Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hawcoat like this:

HAWCOAT, a village and a township in Dalton-inFurness parish, Lancashire. The village stands on an eminence, 2 miles W of Dalton; and contains a remarkable tower which commands extensive views to the Lake mountains, Fleetwood, Wales, and the Isle of Man. The township was returned in 1860 as possessing real property to the value of £41, 174; of which £33, 627 were in railways, and £28 in quarries. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch.

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to Hawcoat by doing a full-text search here.

Travel writing

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