Maulds Meaburn

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Maulds Meaburn
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Maulds Meaburn village houses
Maulds Meaburn is located in Cumbria
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Maulds Meaburn
Maulds Meaburn shown within Cumbria
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Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA10
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54°32′19″N 2°34′42″W / 54.53861°N 2.57842°W / 54.53861; -2.57842Coordinates: 54°32′19″N 2°34′42″W / 54.53861°N 2.57842°W / 54.53861; -2.57842

Maulds Meaburn is a village in Cumbria. It is located in the Lyvennet Valley and is 13 miles from Penrith. Its origins are connected with the nearby village Kings Meaburn.

Lankaber is a group of farms which is part of Maulds Meaburn It isn't a hamlet in its own right.

History[edit]

The name Maulds Meaburn goes back to the 12th century. The King at the time, Henry II, gave part of the lands of Meaburn to Sir Hugh de Morville, and the other part to his sister, Maud de Veteripont. Sir Hugh eventually fell out of favour with the King, after which the King reclaimed Sir Hugh's section of the land, and this area from here on became known as Kings Meaburn. The land that belonged to Maud was and to this day (September 2008) is called Maulds Meaburn.[1]

The village changed hands over the years and after it was owned by the Veteriponts it passed to the families of Frauncey and then Vernon.[2]

Flass House, on the south side of the village, is a picturesque mansion, built 1851-3 in Italianate style. It was the home of Lancelot Dent who was involved in the opium trade.[3] In 2015 the current owner of Flass House was convicted, along with several other men, of drug offences, where Flass House was used as a 'cannabis farm'.[4]

Geography[edit]

The village is situated on either side of the Lyvennet Beck.[5] Maulds Meaburn is part of the Crosby Ravensworth Parish.[6]

Weather and Climate[edit]

To view the current weather conditions from the village follow the link. [1] Includes full monthly weather reports and a historical look at the weather of the Lyvennet valley.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Addison, Caroline & Addison, Margaret, “Kings Meaburn Through the Ages”
  2. ^ ”Mauldy” Maulds Meaburn home page
  3. ^ Hyde ,M and Pevsner, N (2010) "The Buildings of England: Cumbria" p 518
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph 28 July 2015 'Gang convicted of using stately home to run cannabis farm'
  5. ^ Maulds Meaburn page on Cumbria Directory website
  6. ^ Maulds Meaburn page on Visit Cumbria website

External links[edit]

Media related to Maulds Meaburn at Wikimedia Commons