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Murton Township, Lamplugh, 1848

MURTON, or Moor-Town, a township, in the parish of Lamplugh, union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 8 miles (E. by N.) from Whitehaven; containing 156 inhabitants. The manufacture of spades, shovels, etc., is carried on; and there are several lime-works.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Lamplugh Parish, 1848 Iron Ore Mining on Muron Fell
Iron Ore Mining on Muron Fell
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Iron Ore Mining on Muron Fell
- There was extensive mining on Morton Fell, to the east of Lamplugh, near Whitehaven in Cumbria. This included Knockmurton mine (named after the hill 'Knock Muron') which was recorded as …


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