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place:- Dacre Monastery
locality:- Dacre
parish Dacre parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
monastery; religious house
coordinates:- NY46002664
10Km square:- NY42
St Andrew's Church is now built on this site.

1Km square NY4626

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 173:-
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... on the little river Dacor, ... mentioned by Bede as having in his time a monastery, as also by Malmsbury, because Constantine, king of Scotland, and Eugenius, king of Cumberland, there put themselves and their kingdoms under the protection of Athelstan the Saxon.
person:- : Bede
person:- : Malmesbury, William of
person:- : Constantine, King of Scots
person:- : Eugenius, King of Cumberland
person:- : Athelstan
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 188:-
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At Dacre ... here are no remains of the monastery, nor does it appear to have subsisted since the Conquest. ...
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The church [Dacre] is said to have been erected by the Dacres, instead of a mean one half a mile distant, which probably belonged to the monastery. ...
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Dacre-Castle, ... was mentioned by Bede for having a Monastery there in his Time. ... but there are no Remains of a Monastery, nor does it appear by any Records that it has been standing since the Conquest.
William of Malmesbury takes Notice of its being the Place where Constantine, King of the Scots, and Eugenius, King of Cumberland, put themselves and their Kingdoms under the Protection of King Athelstane.
person:- : Bede
person:- : Malmesbury, Willam of
person:- : Constantine, King of Scots
person:- : Eugenius, King of Cumberland
person:- : Athelstan
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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Daker

placename:- Daker
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

descriptive text:- Bede c731

Extracts of Cumbrian interest from Bede about 731; from Sherley-Price translation, 1955.
Courtesy of Penguin Books
I cannot omit mention of a cure that took place through his [St Cuthbert's] relics three years ago, and was told me by the very brother to whom it happened. It occurred in a monastery ... near the river of Dacore [Dacre by Penrith], from which it took its name, ... In this house lived a young man who developed a tumour on his eyelid which daily increased in size, and threatened to destroy the eye. Although the physicians applied poultices to reduce it, they had no success: some advised cutting it out, while others opposed this, fearing graver complications. So the brother suffered great pain for a long time, and felt that no human skill could prevent the loss of his eye, whose condition was deteriorating daily, ...
... [he] took the hairs of holy Cuthbert's head in his hand and applied them to his eyelid, attempting to soften and reduce the swelling by holding them there for a while. He then replaced the relics in their casket ... believing that his eye would soon be cured by the application of the man of God's hair. Nor was his faith in vain. For, as he tells, it was about Terce, and thenceforward he was busy about the day's duties until nearly Sext, when he suddenly felt his eye, and found both it and the lid sound, as though there had never been any deformity or swelling on it.

placename:- Dacore
person:- : Suidbert, Abbot
person:- : Thridred
person:- : St Cuthbert
date:- 700=731
period:- 8th century

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