Meerbeck

MEERBECK, a hamlet, in the township and union of Settle, parish of Giggleswick, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 2 miles (S.) from Settle. This place is situated upon an acclivity on the road from Skipton to Settle, commanding extensive views of Ribblesdale, including the celebrated height of Pendle Hill; the scenery is enriched with wood, and is beautifully diversified. Here is the seat of John Preston, Esq., whose family have been settled in this part of the West riding for more than four centuries.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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