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The village consists of 17th-century grey stone cottages, like so many of its neighbours. Hartsop retains its historic image, in that, in common with a number of other small Lakeland villages, it had houses with spinning galleries. It was also a lead mining community.
About the village
Hartsop Hall stands on the far side of the valley from the village. The hall dates from the 16th century and was formerly the home of the de Lancasters. In the 17th century it passed into the ownership of Sir John Lowther a member of the family that later became Earls of Lonsdale. Later it became used as an ordinary farmhouse. Local history relates that when the hall was extended in the 18th century, it was built across an ancient right-of-way, a right which at least one dalesman insisted on exercising, by walking through the hall. Today it is in the care of the National Trust.
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- Marsh, Terence John: 'Towns and Villages of Cumbria' (Sigma Press, 1999)