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placename:- Lacy's Caves
parish Glassonby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
cave
coordinates:- NY564382
10Km square:- NY53

1Km square NY5638

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Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 8.5.2009
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Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 8.5.2009

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tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 8.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 8.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 8.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- 8.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- Almost an aumbrey ... and people can't resist carving initials in sandstone. -- 8.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- Initials:- -- 'CJH / RFS / JSK / 1710' -- vandalism then as now? -- 8.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lacy's Caves -- Glassonby -- Cumbria / -- Initials:- -- 'TW / JW / 1905' -- vandalism then as now? -- 8.5.2009

hearsay About the 1790s, Colonel Lacy of Salkeld Hall had a batman who deserted from the army, and came to his colonel for refuge. He was not sent back to the army, but was set to cut these caves, in the bank of the river a mile north of Little Salkeld.
So how do initials dated 1710 get there?

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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