Malham-Moor

MALHAM-MOOR, a township, in the parish of Kirkby-in-Malham-Dale, union of Settle, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 5½ miles (N. E.) from Settle; containing 102 inhabitants. The township comprises about 8880 acres, the property of Lord Ribblesdale and others; it is chiefly high moorland, affording tolerable pasturage for sheep, and the scenery abounds with variety. Within an area inclosed by precipitous rocks of limestone, is a sheet of water called the Tarn, long celebrated for its trout and perch, and which, on one side overflowing its barrier, or forcing its way through some fissures in the rock, forms a picturesque cascade thirty yards in height. On an eminence commanding a fine view of the lake and its surrounding scenery, is Tarn House, the handsome seat of Lord Ribblesdale. The whole of the lands belonged to the abbey of Fountains, and on the Dissolution were granted to Sir Richard Gresham.

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

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