Cartmel Fell

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Coordinates: 54°16′59″N 2°53′46″W / 54.283°N 2.896°W / 54.283; -2.896

Cartmel Fell
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St. Anthony's Church
Cartmel Fell is located in Cumbria
Cartmel Fell
Cartmel Fell
 Cartmel Fell shown within Cumbria
Population 309 (2001)
OS grid reference SD4188
Civil parish Cartmel Fell
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA11
Dialling code 01539
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
List of places

Cartmel Fell is a hill, hamlet and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. The parish has a population of 309.

Cowmire Hall

St. Anthony's Church was built as a chapel of ease for Cartmel Priory in about 1504, and has changed little since. It contains some 17th-century box pews and a rare three-decker pulpit of 1698 as well as stained glass which may have come from Cartmel Priory.[1]

A mile to the north-east, Cowmire Hall incorporates a 16th-century pele tower, whilst the main block of the house dates from the 17th century.[2] Also of note is Chapel House, Ravensbarrow Lodge, and Danes Court Cottage.

Cartmel Fell is the subject of a chapter of Wainwright's book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Wainwright describes a walk from the church to the summit Raven's Barrow at 500 feet (150 m), which he calls "a lovely belvedere for viewing a lovely valley". He says that the cairn is locally known as Ravensbarrow or Rainsbarrow Old Man.[3] To the northwest is Heights Tarn, a small lake on private land.