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civil parish:-   Lower Holker (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   market town
coordinates:-   SD36637582 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD3675
10Km square:-   SD37
latitude; longitude:-   2d 58.2m W; 54d 10.4m N

BUE20.jpg (taken 4.3.2011)  

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Flookburg
item:-  chartermarket charter
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 31:-  "... Pass through Flookburg [1], once a market-town, by charter granted to the prior of Cartmel, lord paramount, from King Edward I. ..."
"[1] Near this place is a noted spaw, called Holy-well, ..."

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  Flookboro
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions) 
placename:-  Flookborough
item:-  market
source data:-   Book, 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.
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Page 142:-  "..."
"Cartmell ... The town is small and has very irregular streets lying in a vale surrounded by high hills. The market which the priory had at Flookborough adjoining is now removed to Cartmel."

evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Flookborough
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 94:-  "Flookborough is a village lying between the estuaries of the Kent and Leven: it has two comfortable inns fitted for the reception of persons making use of a medicinal spring near Humphrey Head, two miles distant. ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Flookborough
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 156:-  "..."
"Flookborough was anciently a market-town, by charter of Edward I."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Flookboro
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Flookborough
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
blocks, settlement 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   market notes:- 
item:-  market
source data:-   www.history.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/gazweb2.htm

evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1823
placename:-  Flookborough
source data:-   Post road map, The Circulation of Letters, a General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, General Post Office, London, 1823.
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map date 1823 

images courtesy of the British Postal Museum and Hampshire CC Museums

Granted a charter by Edward 1, confirmed by Henry IV, and by Charles II in 1665. Flookburgh could hold a market and two annual fairs.
The plague killed so many people in 1669 that they had to be buried in two mass graves in Ecclestan Meadow on the west side of the village. In 1662 there was a fire which destroyed 22 houses etc.
Known for its flukes, caught in the sea not far away.

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