Cartmel

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Cartmel
Cartmell Village.jpg
Cartmel village by the river Eea
Cartmel is located in Cumbria
Cartmel
Cartmel
 Cartmel shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference SD380786
Civil parish Lower Allithwaite
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANGE-OVER-SANDS
Postcode district LA11
Dialling code 015395
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
List of places
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England
Cumbria

Coordinates: 54°11′56″N 2°57′04″W / 54.199°N 2.951°W / 54.199; -2.951

Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, situated 2.2 miles (3.5 km) 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.[1] 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.

Education[edit]

Cartmel CofE Primary School is the village primary school. Cartmel Priory CofE School takes pupils aged 11–16 from around the Cartmel Peninsula.

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