Place:Ingleton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameIngleton
Alt namesInglestunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates54.151°N 2.474°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSettle 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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ingleton is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is from Kendal and from Lancaster on the western side of the Pennines. It is from Settle;. The River Doe and the River Twiss meet to form the source of the River Greta, a tributary of the River Lune. The village is on the A65 road and at the head of the A687. The B6255 takes the south bank of the River Doe to Ribblehead and Hawes. All that remains of the railway in the village is the landmark Ingleton Viaduct. Arthur Conan Doyle was a regular visitor to the area and was married locally, as his mother lived at Masongill from 1882 to 1917 (see notable people). There is growing evidence to support a claim that the inspiration for the name Sherlock Holmes came from here.

Whernside, NNE of the village, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, is the highest point in the parish at .

There are major quarries within the parish. Ingleton Quarry is active Meal Bank Quarry no longer is, but extracted Carboniferous limestone and possesses an early Hoffman kiln. There was a textile mill, and the coalfield supported twelve or more small collieries, but Ingleton is mostly known for its tourism, being partially in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, offering waterfalls in a SSSI, limestone caves and Karst landscape walking opportunities.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ingleton, North Yorkshire.

GENUKI provides an expanded description of Ingleton from 19th century gazetteers, but provides no information on local families.

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