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Farleton, Cumbria

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Farleton, Cumbria

Farleton is a village in the English county of Cumbria. Historically within the county of Westmorland, Farleton lies just to the east of the main A6070 road, from which it is divided by the Lancaster Canal, some 8+⁄2 miles south of Kendal. Farleton used to have one public house called 'the Duke' after the Grand Old Duke of York but this was turned into a dwelling house in the early part of the twentieth century. With Farleton there is a small river and one post box.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD5381
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria

Other names by which Farleton, Cumbria has been known in the past


Farleton, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Farleton, township, Beetham par., Westmorland, on river Beetha, 2½ miles SE. of Milnthorpe, 1204 ac., pop 78; contains Farleton Knot, a limestone eminence.

Farleton, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

FARLETON, a township, in the parish of Beetham, union and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 3 miles (N.) from Burton-in-Kendal; containing 118 inhabitants. It comprises 1083 acres, of which 200 are waste land or common. The Kendal and Lancaster canal passes on the western side of the village. Farleton Knot, a lofty rock of limestone, has on its summit several springs. The tithes have been commuted for £3. 4. 9. payable to the vicar, £7. 2. 3. to impropriators, and £95 to the free grammar school, Kirkby-Lonsdale. There are some remains of a castle, supposed to be of Roman origin.

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