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Lancashire

Locality
Coordinate 53.732212, -2.624788
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity W of Yorkshrie and Westmorland; S of Cumberland and Westmorland; N of Cheshire
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Extant
First Record c. 1500
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A somewhat central point in Lancashire.
Lancaster the county town. The priory and castle, looking south from the Carlisle Bridge / David Medcalfe, 16 July 2005, Creative Commons.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-03-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-05-05.

Lancashire figures as locale in parts of the Gest of Robyn Hode. See especially sts. 53, 126-33, 309-34, 356-60, 431-32. The county name occurs in st. 357 (see Quotations below).

Quotations

[Gest of Robyn Hode:]
All the passe of Lancasshyre
He went both ferre and nere
Tyll he came to Plomton Parke
He faylyd many of his dere.[1]

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