NY6216 : Maulds Meaburn: weir on the river Lyvennet

taken 2 months ago, near to Maulds Meaburn, Cumbria, Great Britain

Maulds Meaburn: weir on the river Lyvennet
Maulds Meaburn: weir on the river Lyvennet
There would have been a weir here in medieval times, to feed the mill race which forms part of the Scheduled Ancient monument. But the scheduling does not include the present weir, which is presumably of later date.
Maulds Meaburn
The origins of this small Cumbrian village in the parish of Crosby Ravensworth are probably in Norman times. Maud de Veteripont, wife of the lord of Appleby, was given the estate of Meaburn in c.1174 and the first specific reference to Maulds Meaburn (possibly named after Maud, the other part of the name simply meaning 'burn by the meadow') is c.1210. Since 1751 the estate has been the property of the Earls of Lonsdale.

The present village lies mainly to the east of the road from Crosby Ravensworth to King's Meaburn. Most of the mediaeval village was to the west of the present road and no longer exists, but its site is sufficiently undisturbed to have the protected status of Scheduled Ancient Monument. The designation includes part of the medieval open field system and mill race. More recently it has also benefited from being part of the extended Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 August, 2019
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6259 1637 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.4721N 2:34.7843W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6255 1641
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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