Appleby-in-Westmorland is a small town in the former county of Westmorland. The town was originally known as simply Appleby until the mid-20th century when Westmorland became a defunct county and was absorbed into Cumbria. The town was originally Westmorland’s county town and to recognise this the town was renamed Appleby-in-Westmorland. The town is mainly dominated by Appleby Castle.
Overlooks the river Eden
The castle overlooks the river Eden which begins in Mallerstang, Cumbria and runs southwards until it reaches the Yorkshire Dales. Appleby Castle was built in the 12th century by Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester. Ranulf was originally from Normandy where his family had strong ties with the ruling class of Normandy.
In 1174, the castle was taken over by William the Lion, King of Scotland, when he invaded northern England. He was beaten back by the northern gentry and the castle was soon returned to le Meschin’s hands.
In 1203 the castle was granted to Robert de Vieuxpont by King John. Another Norman, de Vieuxpont spent time flitting between Normandy and England gathering land as he went. When Vieuxpont died without a male heir the lands passed to his son in law Robert de Clifford.
For the next four hundred years the castle lay in the hands of the Clifford family. The most famous Clifford resident was Lady Ann Clifford, 14th baroness Clifford. She inherited the castle from her father, the 3rd Earl of Cumberland. The castle was in much disrepair by the time they inherited it. Lady Ann, luckily, had the forethought to repair the castle so that it could be seen by future generations.
If you have a car accident in Appleby-in-Westmorland because someone who has taken too much alcohol drives into your vehicle and you suffer personal injuries, you may be able to claim compensation via solicitors in Appleby-in-Westmorland. You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
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If your accident took place within the last three years and was due to the negligence of a third party and you wish to find out more about claiming compensation with specialist solicitors in Appleby-in-Westmorland then you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, every day, without exception. The number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown