The Paradise of Furness
by Sarah Holmes
Conishead Priory, on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula, was founded over 800 years ago as a place of spirituality and healing. Sarah Holmes has researched and written the first account of this historic house. An architectural wonder, Conishead Priory has been home to the distinguished families of the North West, a health hydro, a miners’ convalescent home and emergency war hospital. Now as a Buddhist centre for World Peace, it has come full circle. This fascinating book shows how one of Britain’s great country houses has survived the vicissitudes of history.
Date of Publication: 2012
Paperback. 178 Pages. 105 Illustrations
Category: Local History