A Brief History of the CB Inn
Charles Bathurst, Lord of the Manor in the 18th Century, gave his name to the CB Inn. He opened out many new lead mines and his initials were stamped on the pigs of lead.
The Bathurst family owned Arkengarthdale for generations. In 1656 the estate was sold to Charles’ Son, Dr John Bathurst, the Physician to Oliver Cromwell. His descendants developed the mining industry. The CB Mines had the most important lead mines after Old Gang, which is in walking distance of the CB Inn. The remains of these mines and associated buildings are still standing and many of the local walks take you past them.
Arkengarthdale itself was named after Arkil, the son of Gospatrick, who ruled before the Conquest. It was originally called ‘Arkil’s Garth’.