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placename:- Anchorite Well
locality:- Kendal
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
locality; well; spring; building/s
coordinates:- SD51409193
10Km square:- SD59

1Km square SD5191

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 38 8)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
Anchorite's Well / Anchorite's House

placename:- Anchorite's Well
other name:- Anchorite's House
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Speed 1611

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
thumbnail SP14Mk, button to large image
12 The Ankeriche
small building and an enclosure of trees

placename:- Ankeriche, The
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Spring, associated with a medieval hermit. Coursed, squared rubble enclosure wall (c4 ft high on south and west sides) possibly partly medieval. Spring originally 6-7 ft deep; filled up to within 6 ins of surface in late C20.

placename:- Anchorite Well
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD51409193
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearsay The ginnel opposite the gates of Holy Trinity Church, Kendal, leads to an area where members of the Anchorite Order lived in cells. One of these was Julian de Clifford; guilty of murder, he went to fight in The Crusades, in the Holy Land, to atone for his sin. He joined the order on his return.
An alternative story is that a man who lost the love of a Lady Blanche went off to the Crusades to forget. When he came back he lived near here in a beehive cell, and used the water to cure leprousy and other diseases.
The spring feeds Cock Beck.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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