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Burrellgreen, Great Salkeld
civil parish:-   Great Salkeld (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY54593533
1Km square:-   NY5435
10Km square:-   NY53

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 50 6) 
placename:-  Burrell Green
source data:-   Maps, 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.

A brass dish dating from 1417 was given to a daughter of this house when married to the King of Mardale. A servant was sent to get water from a well, and the witch of the well asked for food and drink in return for the water and a blessing on the wedding, and a dish. An inscription on the dish reads:-
"Mary Mother of Jesus. Saviour of Men.
If e'er this dish be sold or gi'en,
Farewell the Luck of Burrell Green."
The dish has ever since been kept with the farm.
Mr Hartshorne, in Old English Glasses, published by Arnold, London, 1897, p.141, says:-
"The Luck of Burrell Green lacks the essential quality of Lucks, namely, fragility. It is a brass charger, 16 inches in diameter, of late sixteenth century character, ... Such a travestie of picturesque antiquity tends to shake the faith in luck altogether."
This luck may have done duty as an alms dish in a church.


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