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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Farelton 1086 DB
  • Farleton 1190 P 1190–5 LaCh 1209 Cockers 1254 Ipm 1256 Ass12 1865 OS
  • Farleton in Kendal(e), Farleton in Kendall 1362 Pat 1420 Kendii,270 1558–79 ChancP
  • Farlton 1184–90,1208–49 Cockers 1349 Kendii,269 1610 Bthm
  • Farlton in Kendale 1363 Ipm


Farleton, Farelton 1086 DB, Farleton 1190 P, 1190–5 LaCh, 1209 Cockers, 1254 Ipm, 1256Ass 12et passim to 1865 OS, (Farleton in Kendal (e ), Farleton in Kendall ) 1362 Pat, 1420 Kend ii, 270et freq to 1558–79 ChancP, Farlton 1184–90, 1208–49 Cockers, 1349 Kend ii, 269et freq to 1610 Bthm, (Farlton in Kendale ) 1363 Ipm. 'Færela's farmstead', v. tūn . The first el. is an unrecorded OE  pers.n. Færela suggested for Farlington (YN 31), though Ekwall considers it to be an ON  pers.n. Faraldr or Farle or possibly even an older p.n. Fearn-hyll or Fearn -lēah 'fern hill or clearing'. Farleton (La 180) is of similar origin; the forms of these two places are difficult to separate as the great-grand-daughter of Thomas Banastre who held Farleton in Kendal married John Harrington of Farleton in Lonsdale (1362 Kend ii, 266, 269).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site