Crackenthorpe

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Crackenthorpe
Westmorland
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Crackenthorpe
Location
Grid reference: NY661221
Location: 54°35’35"N, 2°31’29"W
Data
Population: 77  (2001)
Post town: Appleby In Westmorland
Postcode: CA16
Dialling code: 01768
Local Government
Council: Eden
Parliamentary
constituency:
Penrith and The Border

Crackenthorpe is a small village and parish in Westmorland. It is about two miles north-west of the county town, Appleby-in-Westmorland and twelve miles south-east of Penrith. The A66 trunk road used to pass through the centre of the village until it was by-passed. The population of the parish was less than 100 at the 2011 census.

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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References

  1. National Heritage List England no. 1225826: Crackenthorpe Hall (Historic England)
  2. "Crackenthorpe Hall". http://www.geog.port.ac.uk/webmap/thelakes/html/lgaz/lk02732.htm. Retrieved 19 August 2014.