Designation of Kings Meaburn conservation area
Most of Kings Meaburn village was designated as a conservation area on 18 November 1969.
Description of Kings Meaburn
Kings Meaburn lies in the Lyvennet Valley and was thought to be an Anglo-Saxon settlement in the 7th and 8th centuries. The name is derived from "Meadburn" meaning "meadow by the stream". The River Lyvennet runs past the village and is a tributary of the River Eden and a Special Area of Conservation. There are several listed buildings in the village with architecture dating from the early 16th century to the 18th century. Jackdaw's Scar is a dramatic exposed outcrop of limestone atop a band of soft sandstone which runs along near the river. It is said that in 1745 Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and some of his soldiers crossed the ford in the river on their way to rendezvous with troops in Shap.