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River Wenning under Hornby Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 640197.jpg
River Wenning at Hornby Bridge
Hornby-with-Farleton is located in the City of Lancaster district
Location in the City of Lancaster district
Hornby-with-Farleton is located in the Forest of Bowland
Location in the Forest of Bowland
Hornby-with-Farleton is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population 730 (2011)
OS grid reference SD584684
Civil parish
  • Hornby-with-Farleton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA2
Dialling code 015242
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°06′40″N 2°38′10″W / 54.111°N 2.636°W / 54.111; -2.636Coordinates: 54°06′40″N 2°38′10″W / 54.111°N 2.636°W / 54.111; -2.636

Hornby-with-Farleton is a civil parish in the City of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. It had a population of 729 recorded in the 2001 census,[1] increasing marginally to 730 at the 2011 Census.[2] The parish is about 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north-east of Lancaster and consists of two villages: Hornby and Farleton, both on the A683 road.


Village main street

Hornby is situated close to where the River Wenning joins the River Lune. In the centre of the village is St Margaret's Church with its octagonal tower. A mile to the north are the earthwork remains of Castle Stede, a motte-and-bailey castle dating from the eleventh or twelfth century.

Castle Stede

Hornby Castle overlooks the village. It was started in the 13th century as a replacement for Castle Stede. The tower is 16th-century but the rest was constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries. Despite the castle now being divided into flats, it is still one of the most recognisable points of the village. Hornby Castle and grounds are private, although the gardens are open two weekends each year in February for snowdrops and May with a small entrance fee. There is no access to castle buildings, but most of the grounds are available to walk round freely on these dates. The gardens also feature a walled garden with plants for sale.


Farleton is located south of the main A683 road. The Toll House, a Grade II listed building was, in the 1920s, a garage.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Toll House, Hornby-with-Farleton". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  4. ^ "First white lines in the World?". lancashire.gov.uk. 2013. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.

External links

  • Hornby-with-Farleton website
  • Hornby Castle website
  • Castle Stead
  • Lancaster City Council (Hornby falls under this council's remit)

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