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HOLKER (LOWER), a village and a township in Cartmel parish, Lancashire. The village stands 2 miles SW of Cartmel town, and contains several neat residences. The township includes also the villages of Cark and Flookburgh; and is conterminate with Flookburgh cha pelry. Acres, 2,130. Real property, £4,600. Pop. in 1851, 1,225; in 1861, 1,160. Houses, 243. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of operatives to the iron ore localities. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. Holker Hall, a seat of the Duke, is a spacious edifice; has recently undergone much improvement; contains a fine collection of paintings; and stands in a well wooded park, extending to the shore of Morecambe bay.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
- St John the Baptist, Market St, Flookburgh, Church of England
- St John the Baptist, Station Road, Flookburgh, Church of England
- Station Road, Cark, Wesleyan Methodist
- St Cuthbert, Allithwaite Rd, Flookburgh, Roman Catholic
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