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Barbon street courtesy Andy WallaceBarbon snuggles into Barbon dale, home to many native trees and much birdlife. Barbon Beck runs through the small village to join the river Lune. A short distance to the east is Dentdale.

In the 19th century the village was served by a rail line. Once busy, Barbon saw much change in the 20th century with Barbon Inn courtesy Andy Wallacemany of its businesses and public buildings closed. A 17th century coaching inn survives to serve the inhabitants and visitors. Historic Barbon manor house was built in the Italian style.

St Bartholomew church was built in 1893 in the Perpendicular style by Paley and Austin. In the 1600s a chapel occupied the site, and the present church retains 17th century carvings. The east window has an outstanding view of the fells.Barbon St Bartholomew Church courtesy Andy Wallace

An agricultural show and sheepdog trials are held annually in August.

Photos courtesy of Andy Wallace Andy Fellwalker

Barbon is on a minor road just off the A683, three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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