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Furness & South Lakeland Branch of LACR

TOWER INFORMATION FOR

Priory Church of St Mary & St Michael, CARTMEL

SD3778 : Cartmel Priory by Ian Taylor
Cartmel Priory:   © Copyright Ian Taylor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

SATNAV / GPS

PostCode: LA11 6QQ
Landranger Grid Ref: SD380788
LAT: N54:12:04 (54.201209)
LONG: W2:57:08 (-2.952198)
Waymarking

ONLINE MAP LINKS

Google Streetview

OS Map: Dove's Guide or Bing Maps


Ordnance Survey Map Reference

OS LANDRANGER (1:50,000 2cm=1km)
Sheet 96: Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland
Sheet 97: Kendal & Morecambe

OS EXPLORER (1:25000 4cm=1km)
Sheet OL7: The English Lakes: South Eastern Area


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Note: google maps incorrecly marks position of gatehouse
(actually on junction between Cavendish Street and The Square).

PARKING

A few free parking spaces adjacent to church at the gate nearest The Square, and on Priest Lane; and also some on The Square itself, but often all spaces are occupied.

CAR PARKS
There is plenty of space in the nearby Cartmel Park on the west side of Cartmel.
Take the lane immediately to the left of the Village Shop at the west end of The Square. This leads past the Village Hall to Cartmel Park and Racecourse, where you can park your car in a Pay and Display car park (150 spaces - £2 for up to 2 hours).
From here you can walk back through The Square to the Priory - it's approximately 300 metres - (see Village Map).

ACCESSIBILITY

Complicated route - starting from inside Priory in transept, door to few steps then narrow staircase inside wall, followed by spiral staircase, then along roof to corner of tower, and final few steps through low doorway. See Old Cumbria Gazetteer (Bells) for some photos of route.
Plenty of space in the ringing room.

FACILITIES

TOILETS
No toilets inside the Priory.
Public toilets 300m west of Priory at car park beside racecourse (see earlier section - parking). If not open, may need to use toilets in a café or pub.

SHELTER
Plenty of space in Priory and ringing room to shelter from weather.

SHOPS
Close to the Priory on The Square and Cavendish Street. Shops (including renown sticky toffee pudding and other goodies), cafes/restaurants (e.g. Simon Rogan's 2 michelin star L'enclume), and hostelries (e.g. Unsworths Yard with brewery).

LINKS TO OTHER WEB PAGES

RINGING WEBSITES
DOVE (Cartmel) - Dove's Guide For Church Bell Ringers
BlueLine
Old Cumbria Gazetteer (Bells)

CHURCH WEBSITES
Cartmel Priory (www.cartmelpriory.org.uk)
Carlisle Diocese (Cartmel)

TOURISM WEBSITES
Visit Cumbria - Cartmel Priory
Cartmel Priory (www.cartmelvillage.com)
Cartmel Village Leaflet (PDF)

REFERENCE WEBSITES
Wikipedia
Genuki