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Carlton Highdale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Carlton-Highdale, a township in Coverham parish, N.R. Yorkshire, in Highdale, 9 miles SW of Middleham. The nearest station is Leybum on the N.E.R. It includes the village of Horsehouse, and the hamlets of Gammersgill, Brad-ley, Woodale, and Hindlethwaite. Acreage, 10,138; population, 204. There are slate quarries. The surface is the upper part of a mountain vale, traversed by a tributary of the river Ure, and ascends in high bleak tracts, called Carlton Moors, at the boundary with the West Riding.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishCoverham 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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