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[Cart]mel was charged with this important office, and synodals and peter-pence allowed towards its maintenance. Since the dissolution of the priory, it is held by patent of the duchy of Lancaster, and the salary, twenty pounds per annum, is paid by the receiver-general.
Kents Bank to Cartmel
Cartmel is a small district belonging to Lancashire, but united
to Westmorland a little below Bowness, on Windermere-water, from
whence it extends itself betwixt the rivers Leven and Kent, and
so intersects the great bay at Morecambe. It is three miles
across from Cark-lane, where you quit the sands to Sand-gate.
Pass through Flookburg , once a market-town, by charter
granted to the prior of Cartmel, lord paramount, from King Edward
I. The only thing worthy of notice in Cartmel is the Church, a
Near this place is a noted spaw, called Holy-well, found to be of
great service in most cutaneous disorders, and much resorted to
in the summer season from distant parts. It is an easy cathartic,
restores lost appetite, and fully answers the ancient poetic
description of a fountain.
'Infirmo capiti fluit utilis, utilis alvo.'
|-- Cartmel Priory Church|
|-- "Flookburg" -- Flookburgh|
|-- Holy Well|
|-- Lancaster Sands Road|
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