Lady Anne Clifford:

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The remarkable Lady Anne Clifford devoted much of her time to restoring the neglected estates, castles and churches in the area. Both Lady Anne and her mother, Lady Margaret, are buried in St Lawrence’s Church and commemorated by splendid tombs. In her time there were many beggars, and her concern for those old women in dire need led her to build the almshouses, now called the Hospital of St Anne, on the left side of Boroughgate. Appleby Castle is a private home and is open to the public on a seasonal basis (for information click here).