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Lancaster

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg VI-2 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg VI-2 map





Facts in brief:

Located on the River Lune; built on site of and named after a Roman camp; town was burned by Scots in 1322 and 1389; was flourishing port in the late 18th century; industries include furniture and linoleum manufacturing; noted for 15th-century St. Mary's Church which is on a Roman site and contains Anglo-Saxon work and 14th-century choirstalls; the city is dominated by its castle which has a Norman keep.

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