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Parton Township, 1848

PARTON, a township, in the parish of Moresby, union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 1¾ mile (N.) from Whitehaven; containing 663 inhabitants. Several vessels were employed here in the coal-trade until 1795, when the pier was washed away by an unusually high tide, since which the harbour has been resorted to by a few fishing-boats only. North of the village is an extensive iron-foundry. Some years ago, a tunnel was constructed through Rednees point, in continuation of a railway from the neighbouring coal-works to Whitehaven. There is a place of worship for Independents; also a free school, erected in 1818 by Joseph Williamson, Esq., and endowed with £32 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.

Parton Moresby Parish, 1848 Parton Civil Parish
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- "Coastal settlement in Moresby parish, Allerdale above Derwent ward, Cumberland, which became separate administrative township c.1726....Fishing and harbour by 1680s (Thomas Denton considered Parton ‘as fit for a harbour as …

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