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Reeth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Reeth, a small town and a township in Grinton parish, N.R. Yorkshire. The town stands on an eminence near the confluence of the rivers Swale and Arkle, 10 miles W of Richmond, and 6 from Redmire station on the N.E.R., carries on trade in connection with neighbouring lead mines, and serves as a tourists' station for exploring the mountain scenery of Upper Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Richmond, Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, a mechanics' institute, with reading-room and library, an endowed school, a police station, and a small workhouse. Four cattle fairs are held during the year. The township contains also the hamlets of Frem-ington and Healaugh. Acreage, 5699; population, 667. There is a parish council consisting of five members.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishGrinton 
Poor Law unionRichmond 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeGilling-West 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictRichmondshire
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL11
Post TownRichmond