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Help and advice for In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Low Bentham:

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In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Low Bentham:


"BARNFIELD SMITHY, a farm-house in the township and parish of Low Bentham; 4 miles S. of Ingleton, (Westmoreland.)"


"BRANIERS, a farm-house in the township and parish of Low Bentham; 1½ miles from Settle."


"CHAPEL LE DALE, or Ingleton Fell, a hamlet in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross; 10 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 13 from Settle, 21 from Lancaster. Here is a Chapel to Low Bentham, of which the Rector is Patron, value, p.r. £82. 10s."


"COLCOTES, a hamlet in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 8 miles from Settle, 9 from Kirby Lonsdale (Westm.), 20 from Lancaster."


"DOUK CAVE, a cave, in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 9½ miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 15½ from Askrigg.

The Douk Cave, one of those natural curiosities (Caves) in which this part of the Riding abounds: it is situated near to the foot of Ingleborough on the south; it somewhat resembles Weathercote Cave, but is not heightened so much with the grand and the terrible. The stream of this cascade does not fall more than five or six yards, but the subterranean passage, out of which it issues, is very curious, and by the help of a ladder, and by means of candles, may be explored. --Tour to the Caves."


"FOWGILL, a hamlet in the township and parish of Low Bentham; 11 miles NW. of Settle, and Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.)"


"GEARSTONES, or Garstones, 2 houses in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 7 miles from Ingleton, 8 SW. of Hawes, 12 from Settle. At this place, a large market is held every Wednesday, for corn and flour. It consists only of a public House and a grocer's shop."


"GINGLE POT, in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross; 3½ miles from Ingleton, 10 from Hawes, 13 from Settle.

Gingle Pot is one of those curious Caves in Craven, which attracts the notice of most tourists. This chasm is situated at the head of a grotesque glen, through which the river Wease winds its subterraneous passage, at the bottom of a precipice. --Tour to the Caves."


"GRAYSTONEGILL, in the township and parish of Low Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross; It is a fourth part of the township of Low Bentham, in which are several farm Houses."


"HIGH BENTHAM, in the township and parish of Low Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross; (the seat of T.H. Johnson, Esq.) 10 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 11 from Settle, 16 from Lancaster. Market, Monday. Fairs, January 25, Saturday in Easter week, June 22, October 25, for horned cattle, &c. Principal Inns, King's Arms, and Black Bull."


"INGLEBOROUGH, in the parishes of Low Bentham, Horton in Ribblesdale and Clapham, wapentake of Staincliffe; 10 miles SE. of Settle, a mountain 3987 feet above the level of the sea. From the summit of Ingleborough, the country with its roads, rivers, towns and villages, capes and bays, may be seen like a large map stretched under the eye of the observer to a distance of 40, 50, and 60 miles. The immense lime-stone base on which this mountain stands is between 20 and 30 miles in circumference. The rise in some places is even and gradual, whilst in others, as to the N. and W. it is rugged and almost perpendicular. The top is plain and horizontal, being almost a mile round, having the ruins of an old wall upon it. On the western edge there is the remains of a beacon about 4 yards high, ascended by steps; and which may be seen over a vast tract of country. Though Whernside is higher than Ingleborough, yet the top of the latter mountain, from its situation, is the first land that the sailors descry in their voyage from Dublin to Lancaster, and it is seen when they are 30 miles at sea."


"INGLETON, in the parish of Low Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross; 7 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 10 miles NW. of Settle, 18 from Lancaster, 20 from Askrigg. No Market. Fair, Nov. 17, for horned cattle. Principal Inns, Bay Horse, and Wheat Sheaf. Pop. 1,302. The Church is a perpetual curacy, in the deanry of Kirby Lonsdale, value, p.r. !£116. Patron, the Rector of Bentham." (There is further information for Ingleton).


"MEWITH, in the township and parish of Low Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross; 11 miles WNW. of Settle, 11 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 13 from Settle, 14 from Lancaster. This is a district, and a quarter of the township of Low Bentham."


"RIBBLEHEAD, a hamlet in the parish of Low Bentham. Please see the Ribblehead article by Maggie Cassidy."


"SKERETH, a hamlet in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 1 mile from Ingleton."


"SLATENBERG, 3 farm-houses in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 1½ mile SE. of Ingleton, 8½ miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.)"


"TWISLETON, a hamlet in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 1 mile N. of Ingleton, 7 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.)"


"YARLSBER, a hamlet in the township of Ingleton, and parish of Low Bentham; 5 miles from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.)"

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]