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     MILLOM or MILLUM, a parish in Allerdale ward, above Derwent, Cumberland, lying between the rivers Dudden and Esk, 7 miles from Ravenglass, and 286 from London; it is the most southerly manor in the county, and contains 125 houses and 589 inhabitants. The ruins of an ancient mansion, the seat of the Hudlestons, are to be seen with an extensive park, beyond which rises Blackcomb mountain; whence in a clear day, may be distinctly seen seven English counties, and a great part of Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man. Millom, was formerly a market-town. The chief business carried on is at the iron mills and mines in the neighbourhood. It is a vicarage, value 8 l. 5 s. 8 d. in the patronage of the king as duke of Lancaster.
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