Families of the Lyth Valley

Gilpin Farm

Originally two smallholdings one called Burtree (elder bush ) and the other Gilpin Cottage.

Tenants and Owners

1813Mr Harrison lets 3 acres to Thomas Spooner of Burtree for 5 shillings per annum
1829Will of Thomas Spooner Burtree
1831Sale of household effects at Burtree
1831Burtree sold for £204 let to Mr Wilkinson for £8 per annum
1851(census) Gilpin Cottage Thomas Taylor farming 42 acres
1851(census) Burtree William Philipson occupier
1870(Westmorland Gazette) Mar 2nd advert for sale, Burtree, Lyth with barn stable, cowhouse and 3 acres of land; occupier John Dixon
1871(census) Burtree John Dixon and seven children
1871(census) Gilpin Farm, John Powley farming 60 acres
1901(Westmoreland Gazette) June 29th Advert for sale, Burtree Cottage with 3 acres in occupation of John Powley and Thomas Fell
1925Len Fell farmer
1926Advert in the Westmoreland Gazette - sale of Oats for Mr Taylor  grown on Pearsons field
1930Advert 5th April to let Pearsons field - apply Mr Pearson Arrowfield Coniston
1933Thomas Lund farmer
1939Moorhouse family tenant farmers Maurice Farrer owner
1959Trevor Farrer farming Gilpin Farm
1960The Farrers purchased Pearsons field to add to the acerage of Gilpin Farm
1982The Park family Fell End Witherslack purchased the farmhouse buildings and adjoining land. They later sold the farmhouse .
2010The farmhouse has three families living there Douglas, Sharples and Park