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St Bartholomew's Church in Barbon.jpg
St Bartholomew's Church
Barbon is located in Cumbria
 Barbon shown within Cumbria
Population 236 (2011)
OS grid reference SD6282
Civil parish Barbon
District South Lakeland
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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

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

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, reducing to 236 at the 2011 Census.[1] 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.


The village was the childhood home of the poet Catherine Grace Godwin who died here in 1845.[2]

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.

The Barbon Inn, in the centre of the village, is a hotel, pub and restaurant built as a coaching inn in the 17th century.[3]

Until 1954 Barbon had a railway station seen here in 1962

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A family history study, written in 1913 called "The Hardys of Barbon, and some other Westmoreland Statesmen : Their Kith, Kin and Childer" follows their family history in Barbon from the 16th century until the late 19th century.[4]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ The Poetical Works of the Late Great Catherine Grace Godwin, A.Cleveland Wigan, 1854
  3. ^ "The Barbon Inn". The Automobile Association. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  4. ^ republished by Bibliolife

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