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Dean village courtesy Google MapsDean sits in farming land and combines the old and new in its housing. It has existed for a long time as evidenced by the 12th century church and a grammar school founded in 1596. Wheat, oats, and potatoes were grown here in the 1800s. The Curwens of Workington were the principal landowners in the area.

Dean St Oswalds church by Gavin WilsonThe village church, St Oswald, was founded in the 12th century, added a chancel in the 15th, and a sanctuary in the 17th. Renovations took place in 1967-73 including new oak pews and a pulpit. The renovations were done by the ‘Mouseman’ company, and they have left behind 20 carved mice in the church. The bell turret holds two bells. The font dates from the beginning of the church, while the chancel windows have survived from their installation in the 15th century. Almost unique for Cumbria are the church gargoyles. In the grounds are an old preaching cross of the 12th century and a lych gate.Dean The Royal Yew Inn courtesy Google Maps

The Royal Yew Inn, a traditional country pub, serves real ales.

Photos courtesy Google Maps and Gavin Wilson

Dean is in Allerdale on a minor road four miles south-west of Cockermouth, off the A5086.

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