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Arkengarth Dale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Arkengarth-Dale, a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Arkle, 4 miles NW of Reeth, and 12 W of Richmond railway station. It includes the hamlets of Arkletown, Booze, Longthwaite, Eskeleth, Seal-Houses, Whaw, and High Green, and it has a post and money order office under Richmond; telegraph office, Reeth. Acreage, 14,566; population, 761. Lead is obtained in the dale; there are also smelting-works and saw mills, and coal, slate, harytes, and witherite ores are found. The mines were worked so early as the time of King John. Much of the land is moor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £153 with residence. The church is good, and there are a Wesleyan chapel and a literary institute at Longthwaite, and an endowed Church school.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishArkengarth-Dale St. Mary 
Poor Law unionRichmond 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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