Place:Cartmel, Lancashire, England

Alt namesCherchebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 155
Heightsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates54.2°N 2.95°W
Located inLancashire, England
Also located inCumbria, England    
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, situated north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. Historically it was in Lancashire; boundary changes brought it into the newly created county of Cumbria in 1974, yet keeping it within the boundaries of the traditional County Palatine of Lancaster (Lancashire; which is quite different from the Duchy of Lancaster) where, as in other palatines, the king's writ did not run. The village was once known as Kirkby in Cartmel, as it was the location of the church for the large parish of Cartmel. It is the location of the 12th-century Cartmel Priory.

The village has more recently become known as the "home of sticky toffee pudding". This can be purchased in various sizes from the Cartmel Village Shop. Its racecourse hosts popular meetings two or three times a year, traditionally in Whit Week. The ancient parish was traditionally known as the Land of Cartmel - an area quite separate from the Furness peninsula. Holker Hall, associated with the Cavendish family and the Dukes of Devonshire, is located within the original boundaries of the parish.

The village is served by the nearby Cark and Cartmel railway station opened in 1857 by the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway and which is currently served by the Furness Line.

Cartmel College at the University of Lancaster is named after the Cartmel peninsula.

Recently, Cartmel has become noted for Simon Rogan's Michelin-starred restaurant, L'Enclume.

There are also several gift shops through the village such as Hales, Perfect English, The Cavendish & Unsworth Square.

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