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Cartmel Fell

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CARTMEL-FELL, a township-chapelry in Cartmel parish, Lancashire; on the river Winster, 4¾ miles N of Grange r. station, and 6½ NNE of Cartmel. Post Town, Newton-in-Cartmel. Acres, 2,900. Real property, £3,114. Pop., 308. Houses, 61. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £130. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is good; and there is a Quakers' chapel.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)



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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cartmel Fell area is Ulverston.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CARTMEL-FELL, a chapelry in the parish of Cartmel, hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N. of Cartmel. Ulverston is its post town. It is situated on the banks of the small river Winster, which runs southward through the parish to Morecambe Bay. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, value £103, in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The church is dedicated to St. Anthony. Here is an endowed school with an income of about £30 per annum. There are some other charities of small value."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cartmel Fell was a township in the parish of Cartmel.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cartmel Fell was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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