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Arkle Town graveyard

Historical Environment Record No: MYD2485

Parish: Arkengarthdale

OS Grid Reference: NZ009020

Dale: Swaledale

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The original parish church was on this site, close to the Arkle Beck in Arkengarthdale. By the late 18th century the riverbank had become so eroded and the church in such a state of disrepair that it had to be abandoned. There is now no sign of the church. Only about a dozen 18th century gravestones remain. A new church was built in 1816 further up the Dale.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Arkle Town. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

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