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Rose and Crown, Kirkby Lonsdale
Rose and Crown
locality:-   Kirkby Lonsdale
civil parish:-   Kirkby Lonsdale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   inn
1Km square:-   SD6178
10Km square:-   SD67
references:-   Wallis 1810

evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Rose and Crown
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
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page 333-334  "INNS. ... Kirkby Lonsdale, Rose and Crown, Royal Oak. ..."
item:-  JandMN : 228.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Wallis 1810
placename:-  Rose and Crown
source data:-   Map, Westmoreland, scale about 19 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1810; published 1810-36.
"Kirby Lonsdale: Rose and Crown."

evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
item:-  fire
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1820 part 2 p.558  "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."

CDN87.jpg  Monument,
"Sacred / TO THE MEMORY / of / ALICE CLARK, aged 31 years: / AGNESS WALLING, / aged 25: / BELLA CORNTHWAITE, / aged 20: / HANNAH ARMSTRONG, / aged 18: / AGNES NICHOLSON, aged 17: / All of whom were hurried into eternity in the / awful destruction by fire of the Rose / and Crown Hotel in this town: on the / night of the 6th. of December / 1820." (taken 9.7.2015)  
CDN86.jpg  Monument to 5 women burned in the fire at the Rose and Crown, 1820.
(taken 9.7.2015)  

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