Farleton

FARLETON, a township, in the parish of Melling, union of Caton (under Gilbert's act), hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 8ΒΌ miles (N. E. by E.) from Lancaster; containing 62 inhabitants. This place is written Fareltun in Domesday survey, and is styled the manor of Farlton in an inquisition taken in the 12th of Edward II., when it was held by Margaret Nevil, owner of the castle and honour of Hornby, of which, being a parcel, it necessarily followed the fate. It had anciently its castle and park, but the castle had sunk into a state of dilapidation two centuries and a half ago, and the park has entirely disappeared. The township lies on the east of the Lune river, and the small village on the road from Lancaster to Kirkby-Lonsdale.

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

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