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GIGGLESWICK: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"GIGGLESWICK, a parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, half a m. from Settle, stands on the r. Ribble; where, at the foot of a mountain, is a spring, the most noted in England for ebbing and flowing sometimes thrice in an hour, and the water subsides 3 quarters of a yard at the reflux, though the sea is 30 m. off. At this T. is an eminent free grammar-sc. founded by one Mr. Bridges, and well endowed; and in the neighbourhood are flags, slate, and stone, with a good lime-kiln."


"SETTLE, in the parish of Giggleswick, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 60 mm. from York, in the road to Lancaster, and 165 cm. 200 mm. from London, has a Mt. on Tu. It is a good T. on the Ribble, at the foot of the hills which part this Co. and Lancashire."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]