Milburn Village

Has been described as a Certain Urban Defence

There are major building remains

NameMilburn Village
Alternative Names
Historic CountryWestmorland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishMilburn

Defensible Village. The four corners of the green were narrow entrances which were walled up every winter as recently as 1826. (PastScape–ref. Perriam and Robinson)

Gatehouse Comments

Typical of communal defence adopted in a number of villages in the Eden Valley. The defenses were mainly aimed at providing a safe stock enclosure to protect cattle from border reivers (Often described as 'scots' although reivers were families on both side of the border which little or no national allegiance). The small parish church is some distance from the village as is the local manor house Howgill Castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY655293
Latitude54.658031463623
Longitude-2.53542995452881
Eastings365500
Northings529300
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Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved

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Books

  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 269
  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 294
  • Butterworth, David, 1997, Milburn: A History (Kendal: Titus Wilson & Son)

Journals

  • Goodchild, 1937, 'Proceedings' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Vol. 37 p. 197-8 online copy
  • Goodchild, W., 1932, 'Milburn: Archaeological Notes' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Vol. 32 p. 112-15 (plan) online copy