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ARKENGARTHDALE:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"ARKENGARTHDALE, a parish, in the western division of the wapentake of Gilling, in the North Riding of the county of York, 12 miles to the W. of Richmond. The Dale, which is about 7 miles in length, is watered by the Arkle, a branch of the river Swale. The parish includes the hamlets of Arkle, Booze, and several others. It is a moorland district, with valuable lead mines, some of which have been worked for six hundred years. The inhabitants of the village are principally engaged in the mines. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ripon, value 123, in the patronage of Sir J. Lowther, Bart., the proprietor of the mines. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a chapel belonging to the Wesleyan Methodists. A free school, for the benefit of all children of the Dale, was founded and endowed by George Brown, Esq., who held the manor. The parochial charities, including the free school, amount to 37 per annum."


"ARKLE, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, wapentake of Gilling, in the North Riding of the county of York, 12 miles to the W. of Richmond."


"BOOZE, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, wapentake of Gilling, in the North Riding of the county of York, 3 miles from Reeth."


"DALE HEAD, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, wapentake of West Gilling, in the North Riding of the county of York, 7 miles S.W. of Barnard Castle."


"ESKELITH, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, North Riding county York, not far from Reeth."


"LANGTHWAITE, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, North Riding county York, 3 miles N.W. of Reeth."


"SEAL HOUSES, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, North Riding county York, 3 miles N.W. of Reeth."


"WHAW, a hamlet in the parish of Arkengarthdale, North Riding county York, 7 miles N. of Askrigg, among the moors."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003


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