Richmondshire is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. It covers a large northern area of the Yorkshire Dales including Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, Wensleydale and Coverdale, with the prominent Scots' Dyke and Scotch Corner along the centre. Teesdale lies to the north. It is larger than four of the English counties, such as Berkshire.
Modern Local Area
The current district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of
Richmondshire presently includes the major settlements of:
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Richmondshire. The section entitled "History" is extensive.