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Dallowgill is a picturesque area in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Pateley Bridge and Ripon on the edge of grit-stone moorland, with the valleys of North Gill Beck and Carlesmoor Beck leading into the River Laver to the east. Over the centuries the landscape has changed from dense forest to vast tracts of peat covered moorland, wooded valleys and farmland.

Since earliest times there has been settlement here, with Iron Age settlements on the moorland edge and evidence of ancient field systems, the patterns indicating gradual woodland clearance, and parliamentary enclosure. The area was controlled by Fountains Abbey prior to its dissolution and contained a monastic Grange.

There are many dispersed farmsteads, houses and barns scattered across this remote landscape, built from local grit-stone, with stone slate and blue slate roofs. The area has a network of public footpaths, bridleways and tracks, including the popular Mosaic Trail.

Discover Dallowgill History Project





Patrice Lyth



18 Aug 2015

© Bob Danylec and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence

Dallowgill One-Place Study

Registered with the Register of One-Place Studies

The Discover Dallowgill History Project has been established to unearth the area's rich heritage, and create an archive of historical material of the community of Dallowgill, which will be available to all. It will also serve as a means of helping people interested in researching their family history.

Remember, it is because of people who lived in the past that we have so much in our present. It is up to us to make sure that those who live in the future will know about what happened in the past.

If you can help to add to a library of information about our area for all to learn from and enjoy, do it today - the sources of information might be gone tomorrow…

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