Farleton

Township in Beetham parish, Kendal ward, Westmorland. Absorbed into Beetham CP 1935.

Acreage: 1,204 acres [487 ha], including 301 acres [122 ha] of unenclosed common land on Farleton Knott.

Population: rising from 92 in 1801 to peak of 118 in 1841, then falling below 100 by 1861 and to 63 by 1921 (last census year for which separate figure available).

Landownership: manor of Farleton held under Beetham by Harrington family in 15th century, from whom it was confiscated c.1485 and granted to Stanley family. Sir Richard Hutton was lord of manor 1639 and it had descended by marriage to Col. Brierly of Grange (Yorkshire) by 1692.

Economy: predominantly agricultural; small-scale limestone quarrying and lime-burning in 19th century.

Places of worship: ‘Chapel hill’ said (1692) to have been site of chapel.

Schools and other institutions: none.