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Ormskirk (ôrmzˈkûrk) [key], town (1991 pop. 27,308), Lancashire, N England. Ormskirk is a market town. Silk and cotton textiles and metal goods are made. The church, with an embattled tower, contains the burial chapel of the earls of Derby. Nearby are ruins of Burscough Abbey (12th cent.). There is a teacher training college.

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