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Gentleman's Magazine 1820 part 2 p.558

  Kirkby Lonsdale

Fire, The Rose and Crown, Kirkby Lonsdale

Dec. 7. This morning, about one o'clock, the house of Mrs. Roper, the Rose and Crown Inn, Kirkby-Lonsdale, was discovered to be on fire. The hostler, who was the first person awakened by the flames, immediately gave the alarm to all the family whom the violence of the fire would allow him to approach. Mrs. Roper, two of her daughters, a female servant, five servant-men, a traveller, and a professional gentleman, who was a lodger in the house, effected their escape, most of them by leaping out of the windows. Five of the female servants became the victims of the devouring element, and were literally burnt to ashes. The house is entirely destroyed, and scarcely any part of the furniture was saved.
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