Crackenthorpe

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Crackenthorpe
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Crackenthorpe
Crackenthorpe is located in Cumbria
Crackenthorpe
Crackenthorpe
Crackenthorpe shown within Cumbria
Population 77 (2001)
OS grid reference NY6622
Civil parish
  • Crackenthorpe
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town APPLEBY IN WESTMORLAND
Postcode district CA16
Dialling code 01768
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
CumbriaCoordinates: 54°34′59″N 2°31′01″W / 54.583°N 2.517°W / 54.583; -2.517

Crackenthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. It is about 12 miles (19 km) south east of Penrith. The village was on the A66 road until it was by-passed. The population of the civil parish was less than 100 at the 2011 Census. Details are therefore included in the parish of Long Marton.


Crackenthorpe Hall is a large grade II listed house which was rebuilt in the early 17th century and restructured in circa 1685 by Hugh & Thomas Machell. It has since been subdivided into several dwellings.[1] It was reputedly haunted by the ghost of Peg Sneddle, the grey lady of Crackenthorpe. Her body was exhumed and buried in the bed of the River Eden under a boulder of Shap granite known as Peg's stone.[2]

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  1. ^ "Name: CRACKENTHORPE HALL List entry Number: 1225826". English Heritage. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crackenthorpe Hall". Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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