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[neglect]ed; perhaps both might be the case. As proof of this, we need only point to the large and extensive parishes of Kendal, Greystoke, Crosthwaite, Brigham, and Saint Bees, and the numerous dependent chapelries which have been erected within them since the time of the Reformation. These chapels present no architectural features worthy of notice, and the mother churches are for the most part extremely plain, partaking of the progressive alteration of style from Norman to early English.
  time to visit
With respect to the time of visiting the Lakes, it is difficult to speak, so as to unite the convenience and taste of tourists with the most advantageous season; however, we may say, that either early spring or autumn affords, on the whole, the greatest diversity in the colouring of the scenery. In summer, there is too general a green, and if the weather should not prove rainy, the misty and hazy state of the atmosphere prevents distant views. Perhaps the best time is, between the end of May and the middle of June; the days are long, the weather fine, many of the trees
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button -- Brigham
button -- "Calder Abbey" -- Calder Abbey
button -- Furness Abbey
button -- Greystoke
button -- Holme Coultram Abbey
button -- Kendal
button -- "Crosthwaite parish" -- Keswick
button -- "Saint Bees" -- St Bees
button -- "St Bees Abbey" -- St Mary and St Bega's Church
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