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The trade of Lancaster is very considerable, not only at Glasson Dock, where the larger ships generally unload but also at the Canal, which is one of very great extent, and connected with many of the principal towns in the manufacturing districts. Fairs for the sale of cheese are held here twice a-year, at which immense quantities are sold. Lancaster is incorporated under a mayor, aldermen, &c., and sends two members to Parliament. Population, 12,613; market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; inns, King's Arms and Royal Oak.
Bolton-le-Sands.- In the neighbourhood of this village, the mountains of Westmorland and Cumberland combine very beautifully with Morecambe Bay.
Carnforth.- Two miles hence is the remarkable cave, called Dunald Millhole, into which a brook descends, and runs under ground, until it breaks forth again at this village.
Beetham is a neat village in the secluded vale of the Belo, on the new road from Lancaster to Ulverstone. The Hall, now a farm-house, was a large fortified mansion, standing within an area, enclosed by a wall pierced with loop-holes. The ruins of Hilslack and Arnside towers are not very distant; they seem to have been erected to guard the Bay of Morecambe.
MILNTHORPE, a small but well-built market-town, is situated on the north side of the Belo, and is the only sea-port in Westmorland, enjoying a share of the coast trade to Liverpool, Glasgow, and the intermediate ports; it is in the parish of Hever-
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button -- "Arnside Tower" -- Arnside Tower
button -- Beetham Hall (?)
button -- "Beetham" -- Beetham
button -- "Bolton-le-Sands" -- Bolton-le-SandsBolton-le-Sands
button -- "Dunald Millhole" -- Dunald Mill Hole
button -- "Hilslack Tower" -- Hazelslack Tower
button -- Lancaster Canal
button -- "Lancaster" -- Lancaster
button -- "Milnthorpe" -- Milnthorpe
button -- "Bay of Morecambe" -- Morecambe Bay
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