Lower Lonsdale with Kildale beyond

Before the Norman Conquest Kildale was held by Orme, a thane of the king, who also seems to have been associated with Ormesby1‘Parishes: Kildale | British History Online’. 2022. British-History.ac.uk <https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/north/vol2/pp249-253#anchorn16> [accessed 27 July 2022].

When the church was rebuilt in 1868, several Scandinavian skeletons were discovered along with old swords, daggers. etc., all dating from the 9th-century. Perhaps one of these was Killi, from whom Kildale takes its name.

After the Conquest, King William granted the dale to Robert de Brus along with many other lands hereabouts. Then, around 1119, Arnald de Percy came into possession of the manor.

In the 16th-century, the manor and lands were sold to Henry, Earl of Northumberland, supposedly a distant branch of the Percy family2‘Parishes: Kildale | British History Online’. 2022. British-History.ac.uk <https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/north/vol2/pp249-253#anchorn65> [accessed 27 July 2022].

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