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The Swale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Swale, The, a river of the N.R. Yorkshire, rising on the mountains at the boundary with Westmorland, 4 miles SE of Kirkby Stephen, and running eastward and south-eastward, past Muker, Reeth, Richmond, Catterick, Maunby, Topcliffe, and Brafferton, to the Ure, 1 mile E of Aldborough. Its length is about 60 miles, its basin down to the vicinity of Richmond is a romantic upland vale called Swaledale, its tributaries there are numerous but all small, and its chief tributary afterwards is the Wiske.

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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