Place:Arkengarthdale, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesArkengarth-Dalesource: Family History Library Catalog
Arklesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.45°N 2.034°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoReeth Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another settlement named Arkendale near Knaresborough in what was the West Riding but is now part of North Yorkshire.

The Wikipedia article on Arkengarthdale describes the area geographically and emphasizes its longstanding industry of lead-mining which appears to have ceased in the early 20th century. Population and land ownership in the dale is discussed in detail.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Arkengarthdale.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Arkengarthdale was part of Reeth Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Gilling West Wapentake.

GENUKI states that it contained the communities of Arkle Town, Booze, Dale Head, Eskeleth, Faggergill, Langthwaite, Plantation, Scar House, Seal Houses, and Whaw. Of these, only Whaw is named on Google Earth, although there are other unnamed buildings scattered around the moor.

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