Place:Crakehall, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameCrakehall
Alt namesGreat Crakehallsource: Wikipedia, GENUKI
Little Crakehallsource: Wikipedia, GENUKI
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.305°N 1.627°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Hang East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Crakehall is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, approximately 2 miles (3 km) west of Bedale. The village is split into two parts: the west part, Little Crakehall, and the east, Great Crakehall. Nearby villages include Hackforth and Langthorne. The White Cross at Great Crakehall was near the site of Bedale cattle market in medieval times.

Crakehall Hall, built in 1732, is situated in the village overlooking the 5-acre village green. It was once the country seat of the Duke of Leeds, who lived at Kiveton Park in South Yorkshire. It is a Grade II* listed building.

By the stream is the 17th-century corn mill, once owned by the Neville family of Middleham Castle. The mill closed in 1930 and lay derelict until it was restored in 1980. It is open in the summer.

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Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Crakehall was part of Bedale Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Bedale in the wapentake of Hang East.

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