Place:Elslack, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesEleslacsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.934°N 2.101°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSkipton 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
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Elslack is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the border with Lancashire and 4 miles west of Skipton. Thornton in Craven is nearby. The Tempest Arms is a large pub in the village, sited by the A56, which is popular with locals from the surrounding area. Elslack Moor, above the village, is crossed by the Pennine Way, though this does not visit the village itself. History

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A Roman fort lies at about north-west of Elslack. The fort was probably named Olenacum. It guarded a Roman road linking two other forts: Bremetennacum at Ribchester and another at Ilkley. This road has been traced by archaeologists running north-east up Ribblesdale about east of Clitheroe. Then at it turns eastwards passing Barnoldswick, Elslack and Skipton.

Elslack is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as Eleslac.

Elslack had its own railway station, but this was closed in 1952. The line passing through it suffered the same fate in 1970. The station site is now privately owned.

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