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Osmotherley Township, 1848


OSMOTHERLEY, a township, in the parish and union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (N. by W.) from Ulverston; containing 298 inhabitants. This place appears to be the Asmunderlaw of the 13th and 14th centuries. William de Asmunderlaw was a witness to the charter of John de Lancaster to the burgesses of Ulverston, in the reign of Edward I.; and by an escheat of the 18th of Edward III., it seems that Laurence de Asmondrelawe held a messuage here. This race has long been extinct. The surface of the land is hilly, and there is a considerable tract of peat-moss on the elevated grounds. A school is endowed with about £16 per annum.

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.

Egton with Newland, Mansriggs and Osmotherley Parishes Osmotherley Ulverston Parish, 1848

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