Carlton-Highdale

CARLTON-HIGHDALE, a township, in the parish of Coverham, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-West, N. riding of York; varying from 6½ to 16 miles (S. W. by W.) from Middleham, and containing 385 inhabitants. This district, which is co-extensive with the chapelry of Horsehouse, and comprises about 12,480 acres of land, consists chiefly of wild and romantic tracts, a large portion occupying the sides of Coverdale. It includes the hamlets of Arkleside, Blackrake, Coverhead, Bradley, Gammersgill, Horsehouse, Swineside, Woodale, and Pickle; all on the banks of the river Cover. Lead-ore is found in some of the lofty moors.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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