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CARTMEL PRIORY

CARTMEL PRIORY
CARTMEL PRIORY

Apart from a gatehouse off Cartmel's village square, the Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael is all that remains of the priory founded in 1190 by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, and one of the premier knights of the realm. The Augustinian priory was dissolved in 1536, but, having nowhere else to worship, the village was allowed to keep the church. Hence, for a parish church, it is very grand - with an enormous east window and many fascinating features and fine monuments.

Location/Address: Cartmel
County: Cumbria
Post Code: LA11 6PU
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Useful Website Address: Cartmel Priory website
Tip/Nearby: Holker Hall, Levens, Sizergh Castle
Primary Management: Church authorities
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