Shop History

The Kitten and The Goat, 9 New Shambles, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TS

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Well known local artists Evsie (Robin Grenville-Evans) and princesskitten (Pandy Grenville-Evans) have joined forces to offer you a really individual arts and crafts shop.

Situated in The New Shambles in the heart of Kendal, this tiny row of original 18th century shops is the perfect setting for the couple to produce and sell their extensive range of arts and crafts.

With their expert hands on knowledge you will find their own beautifully hand-made, unique gifts and cards, plus a range of paper crafting materials not readily available in the North West (many direct from America / Europe / China) for you to take home and make your own special project.

The stock is constantly changing and developing, with new ideas and supplies being added all the time. This is a really alive and creative space for people to explore and discover. Never be afraid to ask for something to be explained - kitten will always talk craft!

New Shambles Lane follows an ancient path, Watt Lane, which ran through property owned in the 18th Century by the Trustees of the Market Place Chapel. It became the New Shambles in 1804, when the property was redeveloped as 12 butchers' shops. The Old Shambles, behind the Fleece Inn, was then abandoned.

There were no drains from any of the many slaughter houses around the Market place at that time and although the owners paid two shillings and sixpence a week to have the lane cleaned, it soon became known as Stinking Lane.

The shop on the east corner of the lane with Finkle Street was built in 1838 as a Fire Station, with arched doorways for the three-pumped engines.

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