7 BARBON (E.g.)
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XLIII, S.E., (b)XLIV, S.W.)
Barbon is a parish and small village 3 m. N.E. of
b(1). Parish Church of St. Bartholomew, formerly a chapel of Kirkby Lonsdale, stands in the village.
It was built in 1893 to the S. of the earlier church
re-built in 1815. It contains the following:—
Fittings—Chair (Plate 39): In chancel—with turned
front legs, shaped arms, panelled and carved back and
scrolled cresting with the initials and date I.M. 1662.
Chest (Plate 38): In chancel—with panelled front,
moulded and enriched styles and carved top-rail, front
panels with lozenge-enrichments and the date and
initials 1659 I. and S.A. Cupboard: In vestry—domestic
three-stage cupboard of the local type, with carved
upper panels, pendants and fascia with the initials and
date T. and E.P. 1693. Miscellanea: In vestry—part
of the head of a 15th or 16th-century window and part
of a late 13th-century moulded capital, the former
found in a neighbouring barn.
b(2). Hodge Bridge, carrying the Casterton-Middleton road over the Barbon Beck ½ m. W. of the church,
is a rubble structure of one span, with a slightly
segmental-pointed arch. It is perhaps of 15th or
16th-century date, but the pointed arch is the only
evidence of this. The widening of the S. approach
is carried on added squinch-arches.
a(3). Packhorse Bridge (Plate 28), over the
Barbon Beck nearly ¾ m. S.W. of (2), is a rubble
structure of one span with a segmental arch. It is
probably of the 17th century or earlier and has a
roadway 2¼ ft. wide between the parapets.
The following monuments, unless otherwise described, are of the 17th century and of two storeys;
the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered.
Some of the buildings have exposed ceiling-beams.
Condition—Good or fairly good.
b(4). House, two tenements, 430 yards W.N.W. of
the church, retains one original window with a solid
frame. The late 17th or early 18th-century staircase
has turned balusters and square newels with ballterminals. In the W. tenement is the fascia of a former
cupboard, with the date 1616.
b(5). Cottage, 110 yards E.N.E. of (4), retains some
b(6). Barn, on the S. side of the road 500 yards W.
of the church, is a single-storey building and retains
an original stone window of three lights. A stone
panel, probably re-set, has the initials and date S.G.
b(7). High Bank House, 630 yards S.E. of the church,
has an original front doorway with an ornamental
head cut on the face of the lintel. Inside the building
the early 18th-century staircase has turned balusters
and square newels. The roof-trusses have curved
b(8). Outbuilding, at Underfell ¼ m. W.S.W. of (7),
is of the 18th century but incorporates, in the S.W.
gable, a re-set wheel-window of stone, perhaps of the
b(9). Settlement (290 ft. above O.D.), immediately
S. of the road-junction 800 yards S.W. of the church,
consists of traces of a bank and deep depressions,
which may indicate a settlement, but are of too
indefinite a character for any nearer attribution.