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    B

    Barbon
    Berebrune: King's land.
    Barbon Manor; below Calf Top Peak.

    Beetham
    Biedun: Ernwin the priest from Roger de Poitou.
    On the River Beta; the hall was originally a pele tower and then a castle.

    Bothelforde
    Bodelforde:
    Lost in Helsington.

    Burton
    Bortun: King's land.
    Now Burton-in-Kendal.

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    Casterton
    Castretune: King's land.
    Its school was probably the model for Lowood in Jane Eyre; High Casterton hamlet nearby.

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    Dalton
    Daltun: King's land.
    Dalton Hall; Dalton Old Hall Farm.

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    Farleton
    Fareltun: Ernwin the priest from Roger de Poitou.

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    Helsington
    Helsingetune: King's Land.
    Helsington Laithes; Helsington Barrows.

    Heversham
    Eureshaim: Ernwin the priest from Roger de Poitou.
    Attractive; hall.

    Hincaster
    Hennecastre: Ernwin the priest from Roger de Poitou.

    Holme
    Holme: King's land.
    Limestone; Holme Mills.

    Hutton Roof
    Hotun: King's land.
    Hutton Roof Crags; Hutton Roof Park.

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    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Cherchebi: King's land.
    Attractive town on the River Lune.

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    Lupton
    Lupetun: King's land.
    Also the hamlets of Lupton Tower and Lupton High; Lupton Hall.

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    Mansergh
    Manzserge: King's land.
    Mansergh Hall.

    Middleton
    Middeltun: King's land.
    15th century Middleton Hall. A milestone from the Roman Way to Carlisle was discovered here in the 19th century.

    Mint
    Mimet: King's land.
    Mint house; Mint Bridge over the River Mint.

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    Old Hutton
    Hotun: King's land.

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    Patton
    Patun: King's land.
    Now Patton Bridge on the River Mint; Patton Hall Farm.

    Preston
    Prestun: King's land; Ernwin the priest from Roger de Poitou.
    Now Preston Patrick Hall and the area of Preston Richard.

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    Stainton
    Steintun: King's land.
    On Stainton Beck.

    Strickland
    Stercaland: King's land.
    Now Strickland Roger.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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