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The quiet village of Cartmel is situated in Cumbria, North West England. It is home of sticky toffee pudding, which visitors will be pleased to know is sold in the Village Shop. However, the village is most famous for its magnificent Priory.
Cartmel Priory was built by William Marshal, first Earl of Pembroke, in 1190. It was dedicated to St Michael and St Mary the Virgin, and between 1327 and 1347 saw the addition of a chapel by Lord Harrington. In 1440, 25 misericords were added to the church. Sadly in 1536 the priory was dissolved by Henry VIII, and ten villagers and four monks were hanged as a result. However, the chapel continued in use as a place of worship for the villagers and was heavily restored in 1830. Meanwhile, the priory acted as a prison and then as a grammar school. Today it is in the hands of the National Trust and is considered to be one of the most magnificent priories in the country. ....

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