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giant's pot, or great circular hole in the rock, but at present filled with gravel brought by the floods. Within memory, two young men, excellent swimmers, were drowned here, unable to get out of the vortex.
 Kirkby Lonsdale At a small distance from the bridge is Kirkby-Lonsdale, a small town, noted chiefly for the elegant view from the church-yard, and from a fine walk continued from it on the verge of a high slope. The prospect is diversified with rich meadows watered by the Lune, which makes two bold meanders, with gentlemen's seats, a wooded and cultivated tract creeping high up the hills, and a boundary beyond of various lofty fells, with Ingleborough shewing its distant top. KIRKBY-LONSDALE.
On the side of the walk is an exploratory mount, surrounded by a ditch, judiciously placed, as it commands a distant view up the vale now called Lonsdale, which gives the addition to Kirkby, to distinguish it from other places of the same name. It is a parish of great extent, and a manor once belonging to the Abbey of St. Mary in York. At the dissolution it was granted to a family of the Roman name of Carus, still in being. After several transfers it remains at this time in the Earl, who takes his title from the vale. CHURCH.
The church, which had been given to the same Abbey by

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