St Oswald’s Farnham
Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute!
Day and night,
In the dale,
Lark in sky,—
Merrily merrily, to welcome in the year…
William Blake Songs of Innocence 1789
Farnham was a Saxon village and probably began in the 6th century AD. It is situated
on a magnesium limestone ridge -
The history of the village is, in part, tied to the history of the town of Knaresborough -
William the Conqueror rewarded his knights by granting them 'Manors' -
The church in Farnham has always been an important feature -