Families of the Lyth Valley

Gilpin Bank Farm

This farm, built on a limestone outcrop, was once owned by
Daniel Harrison, who was an ancestor of the Argles.

Tenants and Owners

1819Sale of Gilpin Bank Farm - 45 acres for Thomas Robinson, tenant Robert Downham
1843Argles papers, Kendal Record Office, Gilpin Bank Farm, 43 acres, tenant Robert Downham
1851(Census) William Downham – 110 acres
1858(Westmorland Gazette) half a stack burned as a result of a lightning strike – value £50
1859Richard Rigg and William Bowness offered for sale 200 cattle and 25 horses
1871Argles purchased Gilpin Bank from W H Wakefield
1881(Kendal Mercury) - Phillipsons tenants followed by Lint Inman. Lint Inman was a bachelor – his sister was housekeeper
1906David Phillipson tenant
1940John Casson tenant
1967(6th November) late harvest bindering oats at Gilpin Bank Farm
1998(20th October) John Casson died aged 86
1999(Westmorland Gazette) Carter Jonas asking for offers in the region of £280,000 for Gilpin Bank Farmhouse, buildings and 16 acres of land. Vendor Mr Argles, successful purchase Mr & Mrs Edmondson who enlarged the house by converting the adjoining buildings.
Gilpin Bank Farm