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The Radical Steps


The "Radical Steps" in Kirkby Lonsdale lead down from the churchyard of St Mary's Church down to the banks of the River Lune, near Ruskin's View. The steps were built in 1820 for Dr Francis Pearson, who had a reputation as a political radical, to divert the existing public footpath that ran through his garden![1]  at There was a lot of opposition to the building of steps, which thereafter became locally known as the "Radical Steps".

Kirkby Lonsdale Ruskin's View 1820
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Kirkby Lonsdale, "The Radical Steps"

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Radical Steps

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Ruskin's View
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Ruskin's View
- Overview Map Street View The view of the River Lune and Lune valley from St Mary's Church in Kirby Lonsdale was mentioned by William Wordsworth in his Guide to the ...

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