Category Archives: Cumbria

Holy Well, Humphrey Head, Allithwaite, Cumbria

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 389 739 Getting Here To get here you have to travel right to the end of the road, then walk a short distance until you hit the horrible coastal waters where there’s a … Continue reading

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Swinside Stone Circle, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SD 17163 88174 Also Known as: Chapel Sucken Chapel Suke L1/3 (Thom) Sunkenkirk Sunken Kirk Getting Here Bittova journey this — but well worth it!  From Broughton-in-Furness take the A595 road west, past Duddon … Continue reading

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St. James Church, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SD 5305 7692 Archaeology & History As with many old churches, St. James’ at the northern side of the village has remains of old cross fragments that can be seen inside.  They were described at … Continue reading

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Dean Church, Cumbria

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NY 071 254 Getting Here St Oswald’s church stands at the western edge of the village of Dean beside the road to Branthwaite. The village is located some 5 miles due south-west of Cockermouth … Continue reading

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Chapel Flat, Dalston, Cumbria

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NY 37 50 Archaeology & History Listed in Burl’s (2000) magnum opus, this is another long-gone megalithic ring.  An early description of the site by Whellan (1860) told that, “There was formerly a … Continue reading

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Old Market Cross, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SD 657 921 Archaeology & History More than 150 years ago outside St. Andrew’s Church in Sedbergh, A.E. Platt wrote (1876) that, “there was a cross standing in the Market Place adjoining the churchyard … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Stone & Well, Waverbridge, Cumbria

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NY 215 486 Getting Here A mile east of Waverbridge, turn down the track called Watergates Lonning. Before you reach the bottom, on the left side of the straight track is a spring of … Continue reading

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Rawthey Bridge, Fell End, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SD 714 978 Archaeology & History This is yet another stone circle that’s been destroyed. It seems to have been described first by Nicolson & Burn (1777) — as “a circle of large … Continue reading

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