Hornby-with-Farleton

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Hornby-with-Farleton
River Wenning under Hornby Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 640197.jpg
River Wenning at Hornby Bridge
Hornby-with-Farleton is located in Lancashire
Hornby-with-Farleton
Hornby-with-Farleton
 Hornby-with-Farleton shown within Lancashire
Population 729 (2001)
OS grid reference SD584684
Civil parish Hornby-with-Farleton
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LANCASTER
Postcode district LA2
Dialling code 015242
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 54°06′42″N 2°38′12″W / 54.1117°N 2.6368°W / 54.1117; -2.6368

Hornby-with-Farleton is a civil parish in the City of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. It had a population of 729 recorded in the 2001 census,.[1] The parish is about 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north-east of Lancaster and consists of two villages: Hornby and Farleton, both on the A683 road.

Hornby[edit]

Village main street

Hornby is situated close to where the River Wenning joins the River Lune. In the centre of the village is St Margaret's Church with its octagonal tower. A mile to the north are the earthwork remains of Castle Stede, a motte-and-bailey castle dating from the eleventh or twelfth century.

Castle Stede

Hornby Castle overlooks the village. It was started in the 13th century as a replacement for Castle Stede. The tower is 16th century but the rest was constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries. Despite the castle now being divided into flats, it is still one of the most recognisable points of the village. Hornby Castle and grounds are private, although the gardens are open two weekends each year in February for snowdrops and May with a small entrance fee. There is no access to castle buildings, but most of the grounds are available to walk round freely on these dates. The gardens also feature a walled garden with plants for sale.

Farleton[edit]

Farleton is the south of the main A683 road.

The Toll House, a Grade II listed building was, in the 1920s, a garage.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish headcount". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Toll House, Hornby-with-Farleton". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "First white lines in the World?". lancashire.gov.uk. 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 

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