Place:Craven District, North Yorkshire, England

NameCraven District
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates53.962°N 2.017°W
Located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoSettle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district council that made up part of Craven District
Skipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district council that made up part of Craven District
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Craven is the name of a local government district in North Yorkshire, England, centred on the market town of Skipton. Craven district was formed as the merger of Skipton urban district, Settle Rural District and most of Skipton Rural District, all in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It comprises the upper reaches of Airedale, Wharfedale, Ribblesdale, and includes most of the Aire Gap and Craven Basin.

The area covered by Craven was all in the West Riding of Yorkshire prior to the local government reorganization of 1974. The borders between North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire are different to those of the North Riding and the West Riding of the pre-1974 period.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Craven. Wikipedia provides a long article on the history and geography of the district.

In the 19th century Craven was a "deanery", or group of ecclesiastical parishes, which was situated in West Riding of Yorkshire in the area between Bradford and Clapham. The parishes/areas included were: Addingham. Arncliffe , Barnoldswick, Bingley, Bolton-Bowland, Bracewell, Broughton, Burnsall, Carlton, Gargrave. Giggleswick, Gisburn, Horton, Ilkley, Keighley, Kettlewell, Kildwick, Kirkby Malhamdale. Linton, Long Preston, Marton, Mitton, Skipton, Slaidburn and Thornton. These are, for the most part, the larger civil parishes found in a modern list. Civil parishes, communities with an elected council in charge of maintenance of the area, appear to have been introduced in 1866

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The History of Craven by Rev. Thomas Dunham Whitaker has been produced on CD-ROM. See description

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