29 FARLETON (D.h.)
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XLVI, N.E., (b)XLVII, N.W.)
Farleton is a small parish 5 m. W.N.W. of Kirkby
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(1). Farleton House, near the middle of the parish,
was built late in the 17th or early in the 18th century.
In the W. addition is a re-set tablet with the initials
and date T.C.A. 1712 M.C. Inside the building, the
original staircase has turned balusters and square
newels with ball-terminals. A two-stage cupboard,
not a fixture, bears the initials and date W. and I.T.
b(2). Marsden Farm, house, 140 yards S. of (1), has
been partly refitted in the 18th century. It contains
an original panelled partition with enriched friezepanels; above the door are the initials and date R.
and M.H. 1631, and near it is a three-stage cupboard
with turned pendants and fascia at the top. The
early 18th-century fireplace in the S. room has a corbelled head of the local type and near it is a small
17th-century cupboard with the initials R. and A.H.
on the door. There are some doors and panelling of
the same age.
b(3). Townend Farm, house, 140 yards S.S.W. of (2),
was re-built in the 18th century, but contains some
17th-century panelling including a panel dated 1673
and a small cupboard-door with the initials I.P. and
a(4). Overthwaite, house, 1,660 yards W. of (1), has
been much altered and extended. It retains an original
stone window, on the N. side, of three lights with a
moulded label. The front door is original and has
moulded battens planted on; there is also some
refixed original panelling.