Seen from the bridge over the River Wenning. The large detached building is the Village Institute.
Apart from being the local market town and an administrative centre of rural Lonsdale until 1974, Hornby was a major stopping point on the Lancaster to Richmond (essentially, cross-country) turnpike from the mid-18th Century until the arrival of the railways. There were several coaching inns along the Georgian Main Street. I presume the width of the street indicates that it was also the marketplace.
Caton Moor is in the background.
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