Place:Cracoe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameCracoe
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.016667°N 2.05°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSkipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cracoe is a hamlet and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near to Rylstone and about 6 miles south-west of Grassington. Cracoe has an estimated population of 160 residents. Cracoe is a village which is also situated near Rylstone beneath Barden Fell and the twin skyline landmarks of Rylstone Cross and Cracoe Pinnacle in the Yorkshire Dales.

Evidence of an army training camp can be seen on the south-east edge of the village. The circular earthworks visible from Fell Lane are searchlight battery emplacements. The village is located 5 and a half miles north-west of Skipton. The name of the village can be seen as famous. in geological circles - for the nearby Cracoe Reef Knolls a series of limestone hills which are geological remnants of an ancient coral reef.

Cracoe can also be seen as a township in Burnsall parish.It has a post office under the Skipton area. the Parish covers roughly 2,370 acres. The Parish has a Population of 139 and has 32 houses.


The parish also has a village hall.



Cracoe was also the home of the original Calendar Girls, who raised money to support Leukaemia Research Fund, by posing for a nude calendar!

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