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Lancashire is bounded, North by Cumberland and Westmorland, East by Yorkshire, South by Cheshire, and West by the Irish Sea. It is about 74 miles in length, and about 44½ in breadth; and is divided into six Hundreds — Amounderness, Blackburn, Leyland, Lonsdale North of the Sands, Lonsdale South of the Sands, and Salford. Rivers: the Calder, the Duddon, the Crake, the Loyne, the Douglas, the Ribble, the Mersey, and the Irwell. It has 21 Market-Towns. Area 1,831 square miles, or 1,171,840 acres. It is in the Province of York, in the Diocese of Chester, and in the Northern Circuit. Population, 1,667,054.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.