Ulverston  Lancashire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ulverston like this:

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.

Ulverston through time

Ulverston is now part of South Lakeland district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Lakeland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ulverston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ulverston, in South Lakeland and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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