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The Greta, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Greta, The, a stream in the N.R. Yorkshire. It rises on Stainmore, at the boundary with Westmorland, and runs about 15 miles east-north-eastward to the Tees at Rokeby Park, 2f miles ESE of Barnard Castle. The lower part of its course lies along a romantic glen, celebrated by Sir Walter Scott in " Rokeby," and its confluence with the Tees occurs amid scenery which has been made famous by Turner, and of which Sir Walter Scott says- " 'Twas a fair scene! the sunbeam lay On battled tower and portal grey, And from the grassy slope be sees The Greta flow to meet the Tees, Where, issuing from her darksome bed, She caught the morning's eastern red, And through the softening vale below Rolled her bright waves in rosy glow."

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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