Barbon

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Coordinates: 54°13′01″N 2°34′01″W / 54.217°N 2.567°W / 54.217; -2.567

Barbon
St Bartholomew's Church in Barbon.jpg
St Bartholomew's Church
Barbon is located in Cumbria
Barbon
Barbon
 Barbon shown within Cumbria
Population 263 (2001)
OS grid reference SD6282
Civil parish Barbon
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARNFORTH
Postcode district LA6
Dialling code 015242
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Westmorland and Lonsdale
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria

Barbon is a village and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 263. The church is dedicated to St Bartholomew. The village is about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Kirkby Lonsdale and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Casterton. Barbon Beck flows through, and takes its name from, the village before flowing into the River Lune. The A683 road passes to the west of the village between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh. The village is a few miles outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park—but within a proposed extension that is under consultation and awaiting approval.

Barbon is the location of Barbon Manor Speed Hillclimb, an event that runs on three occasions each year, in May, June and July, on a driveway that runs through Barbon Manor Park, by permission of the Shuttleworth Estate.

A family history study, written in 1913 called "The Hardys of Barbon, and some other Westmoreland Statesmen : Their Kith, Kin and Childer" follows the family history of the Hardy family from Barbon from the 16th century up until the late 19th century, and has recently been republished by Bibliolife.

The Barbon Inn, in the centre of the village, is a hotel, pub and restaurant built as a coaching inn in the 17th century.[1]

Until 1954 Barbon had a railway station seen here in 1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Barbon Inn". The Automobile Association. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 

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