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  Broughton in Furness
     BROUGHTON-IN-FURNACE, a township and chapelry to the parish of Kirby Irelith, hundred of Lonsdale, Lancaster, 10 miles from Ulverstone, and 280 from London; containing 215 houses and 1005 inhabitants. It is situated near the river Dudden, over which is a bridge into Cumberland, and the river is navigable for small vessels. There is a market for woollen-yarn here.
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