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    Welcome to Farlam Parish website, over the last few weeks the site has undergone a major revamp and the work will continue for a few more weeks. 

NOTICE.  The Parish Council Zoom Meeting due to be held on Wednesday 13th January 2021. This is because the Clerk has to self isolate. the meeting has been rescheduled to 1900Hrs on the 20th January 2021, it will be a zoom meeting .

Because of  Covid-19 Minutes of Meeting cannot be signed so once they have been agreed at a Parish Meeting the minutes will be over printed with "Agreed at meeting (date and time) and X-referenced to the paragraph of the Minutes of that Meeting".








  • Welcome to Farlam Parish Council's website
  • Church of St. Thomas a Becket in Kirkhouse

    Church of St. Thomas a Becket in Kirkhouse

  • Clowsgill Quarry top of Hallbankgate

    Clowsgill Quarry at the top of Crossgates Road Hallbankgate

  • Tindale Tarn from the RSPB road ,there is a viewing platform near to the waters edge just off the road

    Tindale Tarn from the RSPB road ,there is a viewing platform near to the waters edge just to the left of the road.

  • Talkin Tarn with Farlam village in the distance

    Talkin Tarn with Farlam village in the distance from viewing point NY551581

  • Farlam Parish outline on Ordnance survey map

    Farlam Parish outline on Ordnance survey map

  • Lime Kiln at Forest Head Quarry

    Lime Kiln at Forest Head Quarry

  • Derelict workers cottage at Forest Head next to the Lime Kiln
  • Panorama Looking to the fells from Talkin Road

    Panorama Looking to the fells from Talkin Road

  • Map of Kirkhouse Farm and Works in 1895
  • Sheep on the Tumulus from Crossgates road Opposite the Village Hall

    Sheep on the Tumulus from Crossgates road Opposite the Village Hall

  • Panorama looking from Forest Head towards the RSPB carpark

    Panorama looking from Forest Head towards the RSPB carpark

  • Lacy Thompson Memorial Hall (Farlam Village Hall)

    Lacy Thompson Memorial Hall (Farlam Village Hall). Viewed from Crossgates Road

Farlam Parish

Farlam is a fell side parish, set at the foot of the North Pennine Fells, some 400 feet above Brampton. It falls to a large extent within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It was the sight of these fells that prompted Francis Jollie, the early 19th century writer to say:-We now approach the mountains on the borders of Northumberland, which are heavy and disagreeable; but to atone for their bare surface and unpleasant appearance, they produce great quantities of coal and limestone (Jollie's Cumberland Guide and Directory,I8II Chap 9 route from Carlisle by the east).

It was this coal and stone that helped to provide income for the Earls of Carlisle and also led to the area being involved with the early rail development.

These disagreeable hills have a far more agreeable use today, because they are largely used for recreation with a large area under the management of the RSPB as the Geltsdale Bird Sanctuary. It is ideal for walkers and bird watchers.


20 January 2021

Parish Council Meeting

Zoom Wednesday 7:00 pm View Details

OPEN ACCESS AREAS

A large portion of the surrounding area is OPEN ACCESS and Cumbria County Council have a very good website with a number of guided walk sheets.  

You can also obtain a map of the Public Rights of Way by following the link to Cumbria County Council 

History, Charm & Community Spirit

The parish of Farlam originally consisted of East Farlam and West Farlam.
There are five main Villages within the parish, Forest Head, Kirkhouse, Farlam, Tindale and Hallbankgate, plus a number of Hamlets and even more smaller groups of houses that were built for workers and each house would have been one room up and one down, have now two been made into one. The Parish Church, St Thomas a’Becket is in Kirkhouse and the present church built in 1860 sits on a hill above the site where there has been a church since 1169, possibly even earlier and opposite is Kirkhouse Farm that was the heart of the Earl of Carlisle's mining and quarrying operations

Joseph Bell Snr. who’s son Joseph Bell Jr was the Chief Engineer on the Titanic and went down with the ship, lived in Farlam Village and his name has recently been added to the headstone of the family grave in the old graveyard at Kirkhouse.

Hallbankgate is the largest village in the Parish and now has the only remaining Public House, “The Belted Will”, The School, “Hallbankgate Village School”, shop, “The Hub” and Village Hall, “The Lacy Thompson Memorial Hall”



Latest Parish News

Retrospective planning application to provide screening by planting trees Tarn Side Farm Farlam

Farlam Village

11

January 2021
Location of Tree screening at Tarn Side Farm

To view more details follow the link:-  

Minerals, Waste and County Council Planning Applications | Cumbria County Council

When open scroll down and click on ACCEPT and with any luck it should let you in.

To Provide Hobby/Store Room to 3 Farlam House Barns

Farlam Village

11

January 2021
Location of No 3 Farlam House Barn

For more details visit the Carlisle City Council Planning site by following the link:-

https://publicaccess.carlisle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=_CARLI_DCAPR_78673

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