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friary, Penrith
locality:-   Penrith
civil parish:-   Penrith (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   friary
locality type:-   religious house
1Km square:-   NY5130 (?) 
10Km square:-   NY53

evidence:-   map:- 
source data:-   : 1954: Monastic Britain: Ordnance Survey

evidence:-   old text:- Pennant 1773
item:-  Franciscan Order
source data:-   Book, A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, by Thomas Pennant, published by Edward Harding, 98 Pall Mall, London, 1801.
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Pennant's Tour 1773, page 159  "To what I may have omitted in my account of this town [Penrith], let me add, that there had been here a house of Grey Friars, founded in the time of Edward II. or before, and after the dissolution granted to Thomas Tyrwhit, esq. Agnes Denton, a good widow, in the reign of Edward III. left towards the support of these poor monks, her mite of ten shillings."

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
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page 21:-  "..."
"Before I leave Penrith, I must mention two pieces of church-history which occurred too late to be inserted in their proper place. The first is, that there was from the time of Edward II. till the 20. of Richard II. an house of Grey-Friars here, but so poor and small in number, that the name alone remains. ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions) 
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 189:-  "... Here was an house of Grey friars, founded t. Edward II. or before."

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