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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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29 FARLETON (D.h.)

(O.S. 6 in. (a)XLVI, N.E., (b)XLVII, N.W.)

Farleton is a small parish 5 m. W.N.W. of Kirkby Lonsdale.


Monuments (1–4)

The following monuments, unless otherwise described, are of the 17th century and of two storeys; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. Some of the buildings have exposed ceiling-beams.

Condition—Good or fairly good.

b(1). Farleton House, near the middle of the parish, was built late in the 17th or early in the 18th century. In the W. addition is a re-set tablet with the initials and date T.C.A. 1712 M.C. Inside the building, the original staircase has turned balusters and square newels with ball-terminals. A two-stage cupboard, not a fixture, bears the initials and date W. and I.T. 1656.

b(2). Marsden Farm, house, 140 yards S. of (1), has been partly refitted in the 18th century. It contains an original panelled partition with enriched friezepanels; above the door are the initials and date R. and M.H. 1631, and near it is a three-stage cupboard with turned pendants and fascia at the top. The early 18th-century fireplace in the S. room has a corbelled head of the local type and near it is a small 17th-century cupboard with the initials R. and A.H. on the door. There are some doors and panelling of the same age.

b(3). Townend Farm, house, 140 yards S.S.W. of (2), was re-built in the 18th century, but contains some 17th-century panelling including a panel dated 1673 and a small cupboard-door with the initials I.P. and T.P.

a(4). Overthwaite, house, 1,660 yards W. of (1), has been much altered and extended. It retains an original stone window, on the N. side, of three lights with a moulded label. The front door is original and has moulded battens planted on; there is also some refixed original panelling.