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Darwen, Over, a municipal borough of Lancashire, situated in a valley, 3-1/2 miles S. of Blackburn. The town is well built of stone, well drained, and has a good supply of water. Among its public buildings are a market-house, a free library, and public baths. Besides its sixty cotton mills, which contain over 400,000 spindles, there are paper, iron-casting, and earthenware industries.