Grid Ref : NY 625163
The manor of Meaburn is divided into two separate villages – King’s Meaburn and Maulds Meaburn. It was one of the properties of Hugh de Morville, who took a leading part in the murder of Thomas à Becket. For this he forfeited some of his land, and as a result, the northern part of the manor reverted to the Crown, and the remainder was granted to Hugh’s sister, Maud.
Hunter Davies described the village as “... one of the most beautiful villages in the country“.
It is a quiet picturesque village in Cumbria not far from the Eden Valley and about seven miles from Appleby-in-Westmorland. It forms part of the parish of Crosby Ravensworth and stands either side of Lyvennet Beck which flows from the South through Crosby Ravensworth and finally enters the River Eden near Temple Sowerby.
On the outskirts of the village, to the South, is a Palladian style villa called ‘Flass’ (above), built in 1851 of white stone brought down from Orton Scar and set in about 15 acres of land. The building is now a residential school of the performing arts.
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