Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
LANCASHIRE, BEING Part of the BRIGANTES, and ancient KINGDOM of the Northumbers.
LANCASHIRE, BEING Part of the BRIGANTES, and ancient KINGDOM of the Northumbers.
THE County Palatine of for the generality is of an unfertile as to the Moorish part; yet hath it sufficiency of all necessaries for the use of and is well stored with and the fairest that produceth, with all sorts of both and in great plenty. The East part is very and full of stony and craggy which are barren, and bare of being the habitation of and some amongst which these are of chief note, and which are of an exceeding great height, especially which seemeth to touch the and where groweth a Plant which they call But where the ground is plain and champain, it is very grateful to the except some moist and unwholsome places which they call which are of the nature of the from which the are supplyed with a sort of called and in these they also oft-times digg up several of and which serveth them as well for as and of these those of the of and are of chief note, being many in compass.
The is serene and sharp, yet very healthful, so that the live to a great age.
It is bounded on the East with the Counties of and part of on the South with the River which severeth it from On the West with the and on the North with the Counties of and
It extendeth it self in length from in the South, to in the North, about 57 and in breadth from in the East, to by in the West, about 31; and in circumference about 170
It is very well watered with the chief of which are the
|and others; which (with the into which they fall, together with the ) plentifully serve the with|
The ancient were the who were brought under the subjection by the Emperour; and when the had to do in this it became part of the Kingdom of the
in this County (which were fair and richly endowed) were those of the at and the at
This County according to the thereof, is all in the of and is divided, (that is, all the South part) into the of and the North part into the of and in these are several
For it is divided into six one of which, to wit is severed from the rest of the County, by an arm or of the so called. And although there are but 61 in the yet is it very populous, the being large, conteining within them several of Ease, which may be reckoned with in other And amongst these there are 27 many of which are large, well frequented, and traded unto: whose are as followeth.
pleasantly seated on the South-side of the River or over which it hath a fair susteined by five a place of good antiquity, where a Company of the under the of the kept their and where the stood, pieces of have oft-times been dug up, upon which place 'tis said the ancient City stood which was destroyed by the It is a place at present indifferent large, conteining several well ordered and well built yet hath it but one which is large and fair, being seated on the side of a high on the top of which standeth the now made use of as a for the both for and and where the are alwayes kept for the yet is it not a much frequemed, nor inhabited by but chiefly by as lying in a good It is a governed by a two twelve twenty four two a &c. and amongst its sendeth to are here acknowledged before the and of the for the time being. The chief ornaments in this are its and or where the and his keep their And its is on which is well provided with especially and chiefly with and
seated between the Rivers and and upon a and near adjoyning at are good Quarries of dug up. It is a of great antiquity, called by the Emperour and was a and of the It is at present a large, beautiful, and well inhabited much resorted unto, and enjoyeth a considerable for most but chiefly for its and as also for its known by the name of which are held in great esteem: It is also much inhabited by and The chief ornament of this is its its
|but above all, its which is very ornamental, and beautified with a small of excellent workmanship. It is honoured with the Title of an which at present is in the person of the Right Honorable Earl of &c. And its which is on is very considerable for the abovesaid as also for|
On the banks of the other side of the River opposite to is a pretty large place, with a of Ease.
Near adjoyning to in a belonging to the Earl of called (where falleth into ) is the ground plot of an ancient four-square which is called
seated on the River and in a Vale; bath a very considerable on chiesly for and
a of no great account on
seated on the River a fair and well built with broad hath a on which is very good for and and is a place of great for
fcituate on a little near the Eastern confines of the County; hath a good on for &c.
seated not far from hath a good on for and
seated not far from an ancient which hath the election of It is governed by two and is famous for and a which was the seat of the Earls of It hath a good on for and
Not far from is once famous for the founded by the
a very small on
so called from the Brook or Rivulet of which runneth through it, and is seated near the River It is a good and hath a great weekly meeting, by some called a for and on
seated on the River over which there is a curious which leadeth to It is a very fine and large which hath a considerable on for and being much resorted unto by the and is of note for its
About three miles from this is a which sendeth to
a small and of mean account.
hath an indifferent for and on
or commodiously seated on the River which spreadeth it self like a It is a and and amongst other its sendeth to It is a place well inhabited and traded unto by and and is of late beautified with good built and the more for its commodious and convenient passage to It hath a considerable on for live and all
or scituate near the River and not far from the large of It is a very fair and hath a very good on for and other
Not far from is or about 20 in circuit, within which are three small And this or emptieth it self one way into the River and by another Rivulet falleth into the at
scituate near the River whose (if any) is so inconsiderable, that it is not worth the taking notice of.
a large and well built governed by a and hath the election of and hath acknowledged before the and of the for the time being; and his for its loyalty, hath honoured it with a It is seated on the River hath two weekly on and for and other and the is of a good and much inhabited by of and for bedding; and is most famous for especially for the choicest in called
Night to this by the River the noble (as 'tis reported) obteined a memorable against the and put them to flight.
And near unto this is the strange and wondred at
seated near the spring-head of a Brook or Rivulet called not far from the River It is but a small yet its which is on is well furnished with and
seated not far from the River or rather an arm of the so called: it is beautified with a fair and hath a very small on
a great, fair, and well inhabited and frequented which hath the election of seated on the North side of the over which it hath a very fair In this are held the of and of for the of and is incorporated by the name of a and is governed by a and 24 and the of within the same, are held before the and And here are acknowledged before the and of the for the time being. It hath a very large and the other are very open, large, and evenly paved, and the well built. At several ends of the are for the poor to dwell in. And for the accommodation of its here are weekly three on and which is the chief, being considerable for all sorts of living all sorts of and several other in great plenty.
not far from so called from the River on which it is seated; which though a small at present, was in the time of the Romans esteemed by many a of great account, whose many of and other pieces of Antiquity here oft-times dug up, have sufficiently testified the same.
or seated upon the River an indifferent good and hath a great for and on
scituate in the near the River hath a good on for and other
seated amongst the called not far from the and near the River It is beautified with a very fair built wise in form of a and was (as 'tis said) the which belonged to the Priory called The which is on aboundeth with and especially with a called or
commonly called scituate between the branches of a River, which at a small distance looseth it self in the or an arm thereof near It is an indifferent good and hath a on which is well served with and
seated also in the lower in a Champain on the Spring-head of a River, and not far from the Here is an ancient now belonging to his Grace Duke of &c. wherein is kept the and for for the Liberty of It hath a on which is plentifully furnished with and
Not far from is a Monastery of
Further Westwards are old and the of once a strong seated on a Rock, but now quite ruinated. Here is an excellent which was made use of by the Earl of the Lord and rebells against King the Seventh, by landing their and which was made use of by the Earl of in . for his by disbarking himself and men there. The Island of is so fertile, that the grass thereof doth constantly in and feed fat for slaugher; which is attributed to the dung which the vast number of Sea-fowl that resort thither do make.
seated between the branches of the River in which there is the ruins of the Seat of the Lord and a very fair It is beautified with a handsome and the which is on is now much decayed, and very small.
placed in a hilly and woody Country, hath a little for the sale of and on And in this there is a endowed by Arch-bishop of who was born near unto this place.
Not far from this are two large or called and or both which are of a great length, breadth and depth, and are well stored with and which last is a sort of only taken in in
Places along the beginning Southwards, are first the not unknown to Sea-men.
beyond which more Northwards is a very great which doth sever the Liberty of from the rest of the County, on whose are large shelves of called and which doth much repulse the impetuous waves of the raging Sea. And at the point Westward is seated nigh to which is the Pool of both small and then which is of a long, but narrow form.
 Its Hills.
 The Air.
 Its bounds.
 Its extent.
 Its Rivers.
 Ancient Inhabitants.
 Religious Houses.
 Its division both Ecclesiastical and Temporal.
 Great Eccleston.
 A burning well.
 Isles of Walney, Barrow, Foulney.
 Pile of Foudrey.
 Wimandermeer, Coningwater.